how to pronounce extenuation


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extenuation is pronounced in five syllables

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meanings of extenuation


  1. The action or process of making slender or diminishing in bulk; an instance of this.
  2. The action of representing (something) as slight and trifling; underrating; an instance of this, a plea to this end; a modification in terms.
  3. The action of making less or weak; and instance of this; a weakening, impoverishment. Also, mitigation (of blame or punishment).
  4. Making less dense; rarefaction.
  5. The action of lessening, or seeking to lessen, the guilt of (an offence or fault) by alleging partial excuses; and instance or means of doing this; a plea in mitigation of censure.
  6. (countable and uncountable) The action of extenuating; extenuated condition.
  7. Thin garments.
  8. The action or process of making or becoming thin; an instance of this; a shrunken condition; leanness, emaciation.

extenuation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word extenuation occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics extenuation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that extenuation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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