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Definitions of reduce:

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: verb transitive

To make less in value, size, etc.; lessen; lower; as, to reduce the cost; bring from a higher to a lower position; degrade; as, to reduce an officer to the ranks; subdue; conquer; as, to reduce an enemy; bring into classes or orders; as, to reduce mankind to races; bring into a particular form or condition; as, reduce sugar to a syrup; in arithmetic, change ( numbers or quantities) from one name or form to another without changing their value; as, to reduce gallons to pints; in chemistry, to take all nonmetallic elements out of ( an ore); in surgery, to restore ( a displaced part) to its right position; as, to reduce a fracture.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bring into a lower state: to lessen: to impoverish: to subdue: to arrange: ( arith. and alg.) to change numbers or quantities from one denomination into another.

part of speech: verb

To bring into any state, particularly one made less or diminished; to degrade; to lessen; to subdue; to conquer; to class or arrange; to impoverish; to bring down; to make less in size, quantity, or value; in arith., alg., and logic, to bring from a form less fit, to one more fit, for the operation; in metallurgy, to convert an oxide or an ore into the metallic state, as by smelting; in surg., to restore to its proper place or state, as a dislocated bone.

part of speech: noun


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