[ suh b-duhkt ]
/ səbˈdʌkt /
verb (used with object)
to take away; subtract.
to withdraw; remove.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM subductun·sub·duct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subduct
/ (səbˈdʌkt) /
physiol to draw or turn (the eye, etc) downwards
rare to take away; deduct
Word Origin for subduct
C17: from Latin subdūcere, from sub- + dūcere to lead, bring
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Medical definitions for subduct
[ səb-dŭkt′ ]
To pull or draw downward.
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Scientific definitions for subduct
[ səb-dŭk′shən ]
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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