extenuating

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ex ("to delete, to cross out") and Latin tenuatus, past participle of tenuare ‎(“to make thin”) + Middle English -ing. Synchronically, ex- +‎ tenuate +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

extenuating

  1. present participle of extenuate

Adjective[edit]

extenuating (comparative more extenuating, superlative most extenuating)

  1. That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse.

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