False miterwort, a white-flowered perennial herb of the United States

(Mith"ic) a. See Mythic.

(||Mi"thras) n. [L., from Gr. .] The sun god of the Persians.

(Mith"ri*date) n. (Med.) An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; — so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor.

[Love is] a drop of the true elixir; no mithridate so effectual against the infection of vice.

(Mith`ri*dat"ic) a. Of or pertaining to King Mithridates, or to a mithridate.

(Mit"i*ga*ble) a. Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.

(Mit"i*gant) a. [L. mitigans, p. pr. of mitigare. See Mitigate.] Tending to mitigate; mitigating; lenitive. Johnson.

(Mit"i*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitigated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mitigating.] [L. mitigatus, p. p. of mitigare to soften, mitigate; mitis mild, soft + the root of agere to do, drive.]

1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.

2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; - - applied to persons. [Obs.]

This opinion . . . mitigated kings into companions.

Syn. — To alleviate; assuage; allay. See Alleviate.

(Mit`i*ga"tion) n. [OE. mitigacioun, F. mitigation, fr. L. mitigatio.] The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.

Syn. — Alleviation; abatement; relief.

(Mit"i*ga*tive) a. [L. mitigativus: cf. F. mitigatif.] Tending to mitigate; alleviating.

(Mit"i*ga`tor) n. One who, or that which, mitigates.

(Mit"i*ga*to*ry) a. Tending to mitigate or alleviate; mitigative.

(Mit"ing) n. [From Mite.] A little one; — used as a term of endearment. [Obs.] Skelton.

(Mi"tome) n. (Biol.) The denser part of the protoplasm of a cell.

(||Mi*to"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a thread.] (Biol.) See Karyokinesis.

(||Mi`traille") n. [F. See Mitrailleur.] Shot or bits of iron used sometimes in loading cannon.

(||Mi`tra`illeur") n. [F.] (Mil.) One who serves a mitrailleuse.

Miterwort to Mob

(Mi"ter*wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Mitella, — slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter; bishop's cap.

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