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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishextenuatingex‧ten‧u‧at‧ing /ɪkˈstenjuˌeɪtɪŋ/ adjective   extenuating circumstances/factors etcextenuation /ɪkˌstenjuˈeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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extenuatingA terrifying warning was occasionally administered in cases where extenuating circumstances existed.Goodstein suggested that this eased by talking about extenuating circumstances.Hunger and poverty, the main reasons for their poaching, are not treated by the courts as extenuating circumstances.
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