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  • v. Present participle of extenuate.
  • adj. That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. serving or tending to reduce the severity of guilt or blameworthiness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. partially excusing or justifying

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