Associations to the word «Reduce»


REDUCE, verb. (transitive) To bring down the size, quantity, quality, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.
REDUCE, verb. (intransitive) To lose weight.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) To bring to an inferior rank; to degrade, to demote.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) To humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) To bring to an inferior state or condition.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (cooking) To decrease the liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (chemistry) To add electrons / hydrogen or to remove oxygen.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (metallurgy) To produce metal from ore by removing nonmetallic elements in a smelter.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (mathematics) To simplify an equation or formula without changing its value.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (legal) To convert to written form (Usage note: this verb almost always take the phrase "to writing").
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (medicine) To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
REDUCE, verb. (transitive) (military) To reform a line or column from (a square).
REDUCE TO RUBBLE, verb. (idiomatic) to completely destroy, to raze to the ground

Dictionary definition

REDUCE, verb. Cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits".
REDUCE, verb. Make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question".
REDUCE, verb. Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery".
REDUCE, verb. Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.
REDUCE, verb. Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant".
REDUCE, verb. Be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise".
REDUCE, verb. Reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?".
REDUCE, verb. Lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living".
REDUCE, verb. Make smaller; "reduce an image".
REDUCE, verb. 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, verb. Narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners".
REDUCE, verb. 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".
REDUCE, verb. Undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce".
REDUCE, verb. Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site.
REDUCE, verb. Destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it.
REDUCE, verb. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened".
REDUCE, verb. Be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup".
REDUCE, verb. Cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time".
REDUCE, verb. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon".
REDUCE, verb. Take off weight.

Wise words

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