subduct

[ 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 subduct

un·sub·duct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subducted

subduct
/ (səbˈdʌkt) /

verb (tr)

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 subducted

subduct
[ səb-dŭkt ]

v.

To pull or draw downward.
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