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Reduce 1

Definition: To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.

Reduce 2

Definition: To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.

Reduce 3

Definition: To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.

Reduce 4

Definition: To bring to a certain state or condition by grinding, pounding, kneading, rubbing, etc.; as, to reduce a substance to powder, or to a pasty mass; to reduce fruit, wood, or paper rags, to pulp.

Reduce 5

Definition: To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification, etc.; to bring under rules or within certain limits of descriptions and terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce animals or vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of observations in astronomy; to reduce language to rules.

Reduce 6

Definition: To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.

Reduce 7

Definition: To change the form of a quantity or expression without altering its value; as, to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, to a common denominator, etc.

Reduce 8

Definition: To bring to the metallic state by separating from impurities; hence, in general, to remove oxygen from; to deoxidize; to combine with, or to subject to the action of, hydrogen; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron; or metals are reduced from their ores; opposed to oxidize.

Reduce 9

Definition: To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.

reduce 10

Definition: take off weight

reduce 11

Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

reduce 12

Definition: narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"

reduce 13

Definition: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

reduce 14

Definition: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

reduce 15

Definition: be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

reduce 16

Definition: to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

reduce 17

Definition: make smaller; "reduce an image"

reduce 18

Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

reduce 19

Definition: make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"

reduce 20

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

reduce 21

Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

reduce 22

Definition: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site

reduce 23

Definition: undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"

reduce 24

Definition: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"

reduce 25

Definition: simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

reduce 26

Definition: lessen and make more modest; "reduce one''s standard of living"

reduce 27

Definition: bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"

reduce 28

Definition: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"


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