[ suhb-duhkt ]
/ səbˈdʌkt /
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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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