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Definition of "mild" []

  • Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior. (adjective)
  • Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force: a mild pipe tobacco; a mild sedative. (adjective)
  • Not extreme: a mild winter storm. (adjective)
  • Warm and full of sunshine; pleasant: a mild spring day; mild weather in June. (adjective)
  • Not severe or acute: a mild fever. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mild" in a sentence
  • "Some say the term mild traumatic brain injury best describes what happens to the brain."
  • "But it wasn't until she began talking with fellow patients that she heard the term mild traumatic brain injury."
  • "Testing by the VA found 44,500 of 570,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets had suffered what it called mild traumatic brain injuries."