One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offence.‘no plea could be urged in extenuation of their crime’count noun ‘he's always ready with extenuations and disclaimers’
2literary The process of making someone or something thin.‘his long wings beat slow, steady beats, as if accentuating the extenuation of the bird’
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