Definition of extenuatio
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LNS
extenuātiō, extenuātiōnis
extenuo
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a thinning, rarefaction
  2. a lessening, diminution, extenuation
Abbreviations
extenuātio, ōnis, f. extenuo, a thinning, rarefaction. Lit.: vitium, Plin. 17, 26, 39, § 246; Sen. Q. N. 2, 57, 3.

— Trop., a lessening, diminution, extenuation, as a figure of speech, the Gr. μείωσις or ἐλάττωσις, Cic. de Or. 3, 53, 202; Quint. 9, 1, 28; 9, 2, 3.
 
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