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  1. extenuate

    • IPA[ɪkˈstɛnjʊeɪt]

    英式

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

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    • 1. cause (an offence) to seem less serious even the fact that you once helped to save my life could not extenuate your offence
    • 2. literary make (someone) thin his whole frame was extenuated by hunger and fatigue drawings of extenuated figures
    • adj.
      (of a factor or situation) serving to lessen the seriousness of an offense: library staff will waive fines where there are genuine extenuating circumstances hunger and poverty are not treated by the courts as extenuating circumstances

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of a factor or situation) serving to lessen the seriousness of an offence: library staff will waive fines where there are genuine extenuating circumstances hunger and poverty are not treated by the courts as extenuating circumstances

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ikˈstenyəˌwāt]

    美式

    • v.
      cause (an offense) to seem less serious: even the fact that you once helped to save my life could not extenuate your offense

    Oxford American Dictionary

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