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Definitions for (verb) reduce

Main entry: reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin, melt off, lose weight Definition: take off weight

Main entry: dilute, cut, reduce, thin, thin out Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture Usage: cut bourbon

Main entry: tighten, reduce Definition: narrow or limit Usage: reduce the influx of foreigners

Main entry: reduce, boil down, concentrate Definition: cook until very little liquid is left Usage: The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time

Main entry: concentrate, decoct, boil down, reduce Definition: be cooked until very little liquid is left Usage: The sauce should reduce to one cup

Main entry: reduce, boil down, come down Definition: be the essential element Usage: The proposal boils down to a compromise

Main entry: reduce, deoxidise, deoxidize 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

Main entry: reduce, scale down Definition: make smaller Usage: reduce an image

Main entry: shrink, reduce Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically Usage: Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?

Main entry: reduce Definition: make less complex Usage: reduce a problem to a single question

Main entry: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Main entry: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Main entry: reduce Definition: destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it

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

Main entry: reduce Definition: undergo meiosis Usage: The cells reduce

Main entry: reduce Definition: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation Usage: She reduced her niece to a servant

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

Main entry: reduce Definition: lessen and make more modest Usage: reduce one's standard of living

Main entry: reduce Definition: bring to humbler or weaker state or condition Usage: He reduced the population to slavery

Main entry: subdue, subjugate, quash, reduce, repress, keep down Definition: put down by force or intimidation Usage: The government quashes any attempt of an uprising; China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently; The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land