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  Definition of reduce
  1. take off weight
  2. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  3. narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
  4. cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  5. be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  6. be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
  7. 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
  8. make smaller; "reduce an image"
  9. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
  10. make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
  11. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  12. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  13. reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
  14. undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
  15. lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
  16. simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
  17. lessen and make more modest; "reduce one''s standard of living"
  18. bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
  19. 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"
Similar Words: melt off, lose weight, slim, slenderize, thin, slim down, dilute, thin out, cut, tighten, boil down, concentrate, decoct, come down, deoxidize, deoxidise, scale down, shrink, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate

 

Hyponyms: sweat off, water down, benficiate, pole, scale down, reef, miniaturize, miniaturise, depopulate, desolate, contract, abbreviate, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten, digest, condense, concentrate, quench, retrench, slash, thin out, thin, take away, detract, deflate, inflate, shave, knock off

 

Grouped Verbs: edit, cut, edit out

 

Derivational Morphology: reducing, cutting, thinning, dilutant, diluent, thinner, dilution, concentration, concentrate, reducing agent, reducer, reductant, reduction, decrease, diminution, step-down, shrinking, shrinkage, simplification, contraction, shortener, abridger, abbreviator, condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule, trim, trimming, clipping, cutback, subduer, surmounter, overcomer, repression

 

 
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