[ik-sten-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪkˌstɛn yuˈeɪ ʃən/

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

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


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