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  1. extenuate

    • IPA[ikˈstenyəˌwāt]


    • v.
      cause (an offense) to seem less serious;make (someone) thin
    • verb: extenuate, 3rd person present: extenuates, gerund or present participle: extenuating, past tense: extenuated, past participle: extenuated

    • 釋義


    • 1. cause (an offense) to seem less serious even the fact that you once helped to save my life could not extenuate your offense
    • 2. literary make (someone) thin his whole frame was extenuated by hunger and fatigue drawings of extenuated figures