extenuating definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of extenuate.
    • provide participle of extenuate.
  • adjective:
    • That lessens the seriousness of one thing by giving a reason
    • providing or maintaining reduce the seriousness of guilt or blameworthiness.
    • partly excusing or justifying
    • That lessens the severity of something by providing a justification
    • providing or maintaining reduce the severity of shame or blameworthiness.
    • partially excusing or justifying

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