–verb (used with object)
1. to represent (a fault, offence, etc.) as less serious.
2. to serve to make (a fault, offence, etc.) seem less serious.
3. to underestimate, underrate, or make light of.
4. Archaic .
a. to make thin, lean, or emaciated.
b. to reduce the consistency or density of.
To extenuate my sins
I took you to a black beach
For a romantic stroll
But you hurt your foot
On a fallen chestnut