Extenuating definition

Present participle of extenuate.
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That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse.
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The definition of extenuating is circumstances or facts that are lessening the severity of something or explaining bad behavior.

If you were starving when you stole a loaf of bread, your starvation is an example of an extenuating circumstance.

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