[ik-sten-yoo-ey-shuh n]


the act of extenuating.
the state of being extenuated.
something that extenuates; a partial excuse: The youth of the defendant served as an extenuation.

Origin of extenuation

1375–1425; late Middle English extenuacioun < Latin extenuātiōn- (stem of extenuātiō). See extenuate, -ion
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Word Origin and History for extenuation

early 15c., from Latin extenuationem (nominative extenuatio), noun of action from past participle stem of extenuare (see extenuate).

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