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Definitions for extenuation
ɪkˌstɛn yuˈeɪ ʃənex·ten·u·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extenuation, mitigationnoun

    a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances

  2. extenuation, mitigation, palliationnoun

    to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

Wiktionary

  1. extenuationnoun

    The act of extenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment.

    Etymology: From extenuate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extenuationnoun

    the act of axtenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment

    Etymology: [L. extenuatio: cf. F. extnuation.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extenuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extenuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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