1. weaken; lessen
1. Alcohol consumption is known to extenuate the effect of some drugs.
2. mitigate; lessen
2. A judge may accept that the circumstances in which a person committed a crime may extenuate his guilt.
e ex (out, away)#tenuare (to make thin) (Latin)
rhymes with attenuate meaning WEAKEN palliATE, mitigATE and extentuATE all mean thin and weak. ten + ate. eating brunch at ten daily ll make u weak. timely diet shld be followed