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1. The act of extenuating or the condition of being extenuated; partial justification.
2. A partial excuse.
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ex•ten•u•a•tion(ɪkˌstɛn yuˈeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of extenuating; the state of being extenuated.
2. something that extenuates; a partial excuse.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||extenuation - a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances|
|2.||extenuation - to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious|
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extenuation[ɪkˌstɛnjʊˈeɪʃən] n → attenuante f
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