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adj. Thin; slender.

 - vb. To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations.

 - vb. To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness. To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; - opposed to aggravate. To lower or degrade; to detract from.

Syn. - To palliate; to mitigate. See Palliate.

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