The slowdown now comes because the Eurozone currency turmoil is reducing American exports.
I was reducing everything to ant scale, the U.S. included—an ant White House, an ant CIA, an ant Congress, an ant Pentagon.
And reducing issues to one side or another also keeps the election mind-set going.
Now, we talk about reducing the stigma of this disease—yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat.
Early in 1999 Sharif invited then-Prime Minister Atal Vajpayee to Lahore to talk about reducing tensions.
Every cause that has the effect of reducing the total of wild-life population is now a matter of importance to mankind.
There seemed to be a hammer beating on his brain, reducing it to a pulp.
The projectile had entered the chest, and slanting upwards, had burst among the vitals, reducing them to a gory pulp.
But you have got to be very patient in reducing or building up.
What is meant by the reducing of a speech to a grammatical form, or to grammar, is not very clear.
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.