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[suh b-duhkt] /səbˈdʌkt/
verb (used with object)
to take away; subtract.
to withdraw; remove.
Origin of subduct
1565-75; < Latin subductus, past participle of subdūcere to draw up, withdraw (sub- sub- + dūcere to lead), equivalent to subduc- past participle stem + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
unsubducted, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for subduct


verb (transitive)
(physiol) to draw or turn (the eye, etc) downwards
(rare) to take away; deduct
Word Origin
C17: from Latin subdūcere, from sub- + dūcere to lead, bring
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subduct in Medicine

subduct sub·duct (səb-dŭkt')
v. sub·duct·ed, sub·duct·ing, sub·ducts
To pull or draw downward.

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subduct in Science
A geologic process in which one edge of one lithospheric plate is forced below the edge of another. The denser of the two plates sinks beneath the other. As it descends, the plate often generates seismic and volcanic activity (from melting and upward migration of magma) in the overriding plate. Compare obduction.

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