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  1. extenuation

    • IPA[ikˌstenyəˈwāSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      the action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offense;the process of making someone or something thin
    • noun: extenuation, plural noun: extenuations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offense no plea could be urged in extenuation of their crime he's always ready with extenuations and disclaimers
    • 2. literary 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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    • IPA[ɪkstɛnjʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      the action of lessening the seriousness of guilt or an offence: no plea could be urged in extenuation of their crime he's always ready with extenuations and disclaimers

    Oxford Dictionary