There are fewer ambitious projects, reduced scrutiny of government, more journalistic recycling.
The Internet has been reduced to a trickle, newspapers shut down.
Plus, the reduced acid makes it healthier for your stomach and your teeth.
Last year, Google reduced its tax burden by $3.1 billion by altering its tax practices.
But as Friedman reports, while the attacks were reduced, they were hardly eliminated.
During the struggle France was reduced to a mere shell of her former power.
I had reduced sail at dark, when it began to freshen into a gale.
This will be the first of five points to which this matter is reduced.
Those about Eulenspiegel were first reduced to a coherent narrative in 1519.
A consolidation of these enterprises in 1969 reduced their number by half and correspondingly increased their average size.
late 14c., "bring back," from Old French reducer (14c.), from Latin reducere "lead back, bring back," figuratively "restore, replace," from re- "back" (see re-) + ducere "bring, lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "bring to an inferior condition" is 1570s; that of "bring to a lower rank" is 1640s (military reduce to ranks is from 1802); that of "subdue by force of arms" is 1610s. Sense of "to lower, diminish, lessen" is from 1787. Related: Reduced; reducing.
reduce re·duce (rĭ-dōōs', -dyōōs')
v. re·duced, re·duc·ing, re·duc·es
To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
To lose weight, as by dieting.
To restore a fractured or displaced body part to a normal condition or position.
To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To remove oxygen from a compound.
To add hydrogen to a compound.