mitigate
 v.— «Continental Airlines employees also bore blame, he said, because they would send bags directly onto the planes if they determined the TSA could not screen every bag for explosives without causing delays. In airport parlance, the practice is called “mitigating” luggage.» —“Security fears at Newark Airport” by Ron Marsico Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) May 9, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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