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reduce

[ ri-doos, -dyoos ]
/ r瑟藞dus, -藞dyus /
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verb (used with object), re路duced, re路duc路ing.
verb (used without object), re路duced, re路duc路ing.
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Origin of reduce

1325鈥75; Middle English reducen to lead back <Latin red奴cere to lead back, bring back, equivalent to re-re- + d奴cere to lead

OTHER WORDS FROM reduce

an路ti路re路duc路ing, adjective, nounnon路re路duc路ing, adjectiveo路ver路re路duce, verb, o路ver路re路duced, o路ver路re路duc路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for reduce

reduce
/ (r瑟藞dju藧s) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of reduce

reducible, adjectivereducibility, nounreducibly, adverb

Word Origin for reduce

C14: from Latin red奴cere to bring back, from re- + d奴cere to lead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for reduce

reduce
[ r沫-d艒艒s ]

v.
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.

Other words from reduce

re鈥uci鈥le adj.
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