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mītĭfĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. mitis-facio, make mild or mellow, to mature, ripen; to make tame, to tame (mostly postAug. for the class. mitigo, q. v.).
I. Lit.: in omne corpus diviso et mitigato cibo, well digested, distributed as nutriment (al. modificatus), Cic. Div. 2, 26, 57 Orell. N. cr.: “nocte sidus tepido fulgore mitificat (marinas locustas),Plin. 9, 31, 50, § 96: “elephantos,to tame, id. 8, 7, 7, § 23.—
II. Trop., to make mild or gentle: “homines,Gell. 2, 12, 4.
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