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English noun: extenuation

1. extenuation (communication) a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances


Synonymsmitigation


Broader (hypernym)alibi, exculpation, excuse, self-justification

2. extenuation (act) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious


Synonymsmitigation, palliation


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down









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