Meaning of “mitigating” in the English Dictionary

"mitigating" in British English

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mitigatingadjective

uk /ˈmɪt.ɪ.ɡeɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈmɪt̬.ə.ɡeɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
mitigation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌmɪt.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌmɪt̬.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ formal

"I was very young at the time," he said in mitigation.

(Definition of “mitigating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)