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Reduce

Definition

[v] take off weight
[v] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
[v] narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
[v] cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
[v] be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
[v] be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
[v] remove oxygen from a compound, in chemistry
[v] make smaller; "reduce an image"
[v] reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
[v] make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
[v] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
[v] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
[v] reposition back to its normal site, as of a broken bone, in surgery
[v] undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
[v] lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
[v] simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
[v] lessen; "reduced standard of living"
[v] bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
[v] put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

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