[ik-sten-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


tending to extenuate; characterized by extenuation; extenuating.

Nearby words

  1. extenuate,
  2. extenuating,
  3. extenuating circumstance,
  4. extenuating circumstances,
  5. extenuation,
  6. exterior,
  7. exterior angle,
  8. exteriority,
  9. exteriorize,
  10. exteriorly

Origin of extenuatory

From the Late Latin word extenuātōrius, dating back to 1800–10. See extenuate, -tory1

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Examples from the Web for extenuatory

  • Coupled, however, as the inculpation is with extenuatory remarks, we think Lord Byrons observations valuable.

    The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger