Definition for EX-TEN-U-A'TION


  1. The act of making thin; the process of growing thin or lean; the losing of flesh.
  2. The act of representing any thing less wrong, faulty or criminal than it is in fact; palliation; opposed to aggravation; as, the extenuation of faults, injuries or crimes.
  3. Mitigation; alleviation; as, the extenuation of punishment. [Not common.] Atterbury.

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