Extenuating - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstenjuːˌetɪŋ|
Brit.  |ɪkˈstenjʊeɪtɪŋ|

adjective

- partially excusing or justifying

extenuating circumstances

Examples

Unless there are extenuating circumstances (=reasons which make it reasonable to break a rule), all students must be present on the day of the exam.

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