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reduced

[ ri-doost, -dyoost ]
/ rɪˈdust, -ˈdyust /
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adjective

made smaller, lower, or less; diminished: Individuals who experience depression have reduced levels of serotonin in their brains.
Mathematics. noting a polynomial equation in which the second highest power is missing: The cubic equation x3− 4x + 4 = 0 is reduced.

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Origin of reduced

First recorded in 1620–30; reduce + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM reduced

non·re·duced, adjectivequa·si-re·duced, adjectiveun·re·duced, adjective
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