- to add electrons to.
- to deoxidize.
- to add hydrogen to.
- to change (a compound) so that the valence of the positive element is lower.
OTHER WORDS FOR reduce
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Origin of reduce
OTHER WORDS FROM reducean·ti·re·duc·ing, adjective, nounnon·re·duc·ing, adjectiveo·ver·re·duce, verb, o·ver·re·duced, o·ver·re·duc·ing.
How to use reduce in a sentence
Other research has hypothesized that masks can filter out some of the virus-carrying particles, reducing the viral dose and how ill the wearer may become.Inconclusive results, missing data: Experts push back on a study questioning the efficacy of masks|Meryl Kornfield|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Masking, social distancing and limited capacity can reduce the risk of transmission indoors but cannot eliminate it.Virginia’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know.|Antonio Olivo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The experts made the recommendation after the results of a global trial sponsored by the WHO, called Solidarity, found last month that remdesivir didn’t reduce deaths.WHO advises against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID patients|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 20, 2020|Fortune
The city’s only free skating rink will reduce capacity by one-third and requires reservations for skating and rentals.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times|Andrea Sachs|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Some have highlighted the decline in emissions this year as a positive sign for our collective ability to rapidly change behaviors and practices in ways that could reduce the risks of climate change.US emissions plummeted this year—for all the wrong reasons|James Temple|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Getting men to do their share of care and domestic work is a key overlooked strategy in reducing poverty.How Good Dads Can Change the World|Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This represents major progress in reducing conflict financing.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yeah, I mean, as far as Maggie goes, her reducing a church to just “four walls and a roof” says a lot about the character.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's also become the largest energy producer in the world, even while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Victorious Republican Gov. Nathan Deal boasted of his progress in reducing the number of incarcerated black men in Georgia.How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left|Sally Kohn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discharge-valve was then opened for a moment, allowing a blast of steam to escape, reducing the pressure say to one-half.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The children succeeded in catching the dog and reducing him to order, although it was clear he liked very much to chase hens.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
The necessity of reducing these pirates is acknowledged in every prince's cabinet; yet no one undertakes their reduction.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Dressed Monte's withers with liniment greatly reducing swelling from saddle-gall.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
It contains directions for draining, clearing, and inclosing a farm, and for enriching the soil and reducing it to tillage.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for reduce
- to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with hydrogen or formation of a hydride
- to lose or cause to lose oxygen atoms
- to undergo or cause to undergo an increase in the number of electronsCompare oxidize