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Reduce 1Definition: To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.
Reduce 2Definition: 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 3Definition: To bring to
terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.
Reduce 4Definition: 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 5Definition: To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification,
etc.; to bring under
rules or within certain
terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce
vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of
observations in astronomy; to reduce language to
Reduce 6Definition: 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
days and hours.
Reduce 7Definition: 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,
Reduce 8Definition: 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 9Definition: 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 10Definition: take off weight
reduce 11Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
reduce 12Definition: narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of
reduce 13Definition: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
reduce 14Definition: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
reduce 15Definition: be the essential element; "The proposal
boils down to a compromise"
reduce 16Definition: 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
reduce 17Definition: make smaller; "reduce an image"
reduce 18Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this
reduce 19Definition: make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
reduce 20Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
reduce 21Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer
wants to cut back health
reduce 22Definition: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
reduce 23Definition: undergo meiosis; "The
reduce 24Definition: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
reduce 25Definition: simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
reduce 26Definition: lessen and make more modest; "reduce one''s standard of living"
reduce 27Definition: bring to humbler or
weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
reduce 28Definition: 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"