[ ik-sten-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈstɛn yu əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


tending to extenuate; characterized by extenuation; extenuating.

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