Dictionary: MITH'RI-DATE – MIXT'LY

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In pharmacy, an antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison. It takes its name from Mithridates, king of Pontus, the supposed inventor. Encyc.


Pertaining to mithridate, or its inventor, Mithridates.


That may be mitigated. Barrow

MIT'I-GANT, a. [L. mitigans, mitigo, from mitis, mild; W. mezal, soft.]

  1. Softening; lenient; lenitive.
  2. Diminishing; easing; as pain.

MIT'I-GATE, v.t. [L. mitigo, from mitis, soft, mild, W. mezal, Ir. maoth, muadh; Ar. مَأَدَ, to be tender or smooth. Class Md, No. 1, 6, 25, 28.]

  1. To alleviate, as suffering; to assuage; to lessen; as, to mitigate pain or grief. And counsel mitigates the greatest smart. Spenser
  2. To make less severe; as, to mitigate doom. Milton.
  3. To abate; to make less rigorous; to moderate; as, to mitigate cold; to mitigate the severity of the season.
  4. To temper; to moderate; to soften in harshness or severity. We could wish that the rigor of their opinions were allayed and mitigated. Hooker.
  5. To calm; to appease; to moderate; as, to mitigate the fierceness of party. Spectator.
  6. To diminish; to render more tolerable; as, to mitigate the evils or calamities of life; to mitigate punishment.
  7. To reduce in amount or severity; as, to mitigate a penalty.
  8. To soften, or make mild and accessible; in a literal sense. It was this opinion which mitigated kings into companions. [Unusual.] Burke.


Softened; alleviated; moderated; diminished.


Softening; alleviating; tempering; moderating; abating.

MIT-I-GA'TION, n. [L. mitigatio.]

Alleviation; abatement or diminution of any thing painful, harsh severe, afflictive or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment or penalty.


Lenitive; tending to alleviate.


He or that which mitigates.

MIT'TEN, n. [Fr. mitaine; Ir. mitog; perhaps from math, the hand.]

  1. A cover for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or other injury. It differs from a glove, in not having a separate cover for each finger.
  2. A cover for the arm only. To handle without mittens, to treat roughly; a popular colloquial phrase.

MIT'TENT, a. [L. mittens, from mitto, to send.]

Sending forth; emitting. [Not used.] Wiseman.

MIT'TI-MUS, n. [L. we send.]

  1. In law, a precept or command in writing, under the hand, or hand and seal of a justice of the peace or other proper officer, directed to the keeper of a prison, requiring him to imprison an offender; a warrant of commitment to prison.
  2. A writ for removing records from one court to another. Encyc.

MI'TU, n.

A fowl of the murky kind, found in Brazil.

MI'TY, a. [from mite.]

Having or abounding with mites.

MIX, v.i.

  1. To become united or blended promiscuously in a mass or compound. Oil and water will not mix without the intervention of a third substance.
  2. To be joined or associated; as, to mix with the multitude, or to mix in society.

MIX, v.t. [prep. and pp. mixed or mixt. Sax. miscan; G. mischen; Sp. mecer; Port. mexer, to stir, shake, mix; L. misceo, mixtum; It. mischiare; Ir. measgadh; W. mysgu. Arm. gemesga; Russ. meshayu. The Gr. μιγνυω forms μιξω. These words seems to coincide with the Heb. and Ch. מסך, and Ar. مَشَجَ mashaga, to mix. The Sanscrit misra, to mix, may be the same word. The radical sense is probably to stir, shake or agitate.]

  1. To unite or blend promiscuously two or more ingredients into a mass or compound; applied both to solids and liquids; as, to mix flour and salt; to mix wines.
  2. To join; to associate; to unite within company. Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people. Hos. vii.
  3. To join; to mingle. You mix your sadness with some fear. Shak.
  4. To unite with a crowd or multitude.

MIX'ED, pp.

  1. United in a promiscuous mass or compound; blended; joined; mingled; associated.
  2. adj. Promiscuous; consisting of various kinds or different things; as, a mixed multitude.

MIX'ED-LY, adv.

In a mingled, promiscuous manner.


A dunghill; a laystall. Johnson.

MIX'ER, n.

One who mixes or mingles.

MIX'ING, ppr.

Uniting or blending in a mass or compound; joining in company; associating.

MIX-TI-LIN'E-AL, or MIX-TI-LIN'E-AR, a. [L. mixtus, mixed, and linea.]

Containing a mixture of lines, right, curved, &c. Duncan.

MIX'TION, n. [Fr.; from L. mixtus.]

Mixture; promiscuous assemblage. Brown.

MIXT'LY, adv.

With mixture. Bacon.