Found 3 items, similar to reduce.
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v 1: cut down on; make a reduction in; “reduce your daily fat
; “The employer wants to cut back health
[syn: cut down
, cut back
, trim down
, trim back
, bring down
2: make less complex; “reduce a problem to a single question”
3: bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; “He reduced
the population to slavery”
4: simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression
by substituting one term for another
5: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified
situation; “She reduced her niece to a servant”
6: be the essential element; “The proposal boils down to a
[syn: come down
, boil down
7: reduce in size; reduce physically; “Hot water will shrink
; “Can you shrink this image?”
8: lessen and make more modest; “reduce one's standard of
9: make smaller; “reduce an image”
[syn: scale down
] [ant: blow up
10: 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 [syn: deoxidize
11: narrow or limit; “reduce the influx of foreigners”
12: 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”
, keep down
13: undergo meiosis; “The cells reduce”
14: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal
15: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; “The
manuscript must be shortened”
] [ant: elaborate
16: be cooked until very little liquid is left; “The sauce
should reduce to one cup”
[syn: boil down
17: cook until very little liquid is left; “The cook reduced the
sauce by boiling it for a long time”
[syn: boil down
18: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; “cut
, thin out
19: take off weight [syn: melt off
, lose weight
, slim down
] [ant: gain
English → English
(r[-e]*d[=u]s"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reduced
(-d[=u]st"),; p. pr. & vb. n. Reducing
[L. reducere, reductum; pref. red-. re-, re- + ducere to
lead. See Duke
, and cf. Redoubt
1. To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.
And to his brother's house reduced his wife.
The sheep must of necessity be scattered, unless the
great Shephered of souls oppose, or some of his
delegates reduce and direct us. --Evelyn.
2. 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. “An ancient but reduced
--Sir W. Scott.
Nothing so excellent but a man may fasten upon
something belonging to it, to reduce it.
Their foe to misery beneath their fears. --Milton.
Hester Prynne was shocked at the condition to which
she found the clergyman reduced. --Hawthorne.
3. To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to
capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.
4. 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.
It were but right
And equal to reduce me to my dust. --Milton.
5. 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.
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
7. (Chem.) To add an electron to an atom or ion.
Specifically: To remove oxygen from; to deoxidize.
(Metallurgy) To bring to the metallic state by separating
from combined oxygen and impurities; as, metals are
reduced from their ores. (Chem.) To combine with, or to
subject to the action of, hydrogen or any other reducing
agent; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron;
aldehydes can be reduced to alcohols by lithium hydride;
-- opposed to oxidize
[1913 Webster +PJC]
8. (Med.) To restore to its proper place or condition, as a
displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a
fracture, or a hernia.
(Chem.), metallic iron obtained through
deoxidation of an oxide of iron by exposure to a current
of hydrogen or other reducing agent. When hydrogen is used
the product is called also iron by hydrogen
To reduce an equation
(Alg.), to bring the unknown quantity
by itself on one side, and all the known quantities on the
other side, without destroying the equation.
To reduce an expression
(Alg.), to obtain an equivalent
expression of simpler form.
To reduce a square
(Mil.), to reform the line or column
from the square.
Syn: To diminish; lessen; decrease; abate; shorten; curtail;
impair; lower; subject; subdue; subjugate; conquer.