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reduce
American English: /rəˈd(j)us/
British English: /rɪˈdjuːs/
, /rɪˈdʒuːs/

Translation of reduce in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (lessen, lower)
    (number/amount)
    reducir
    (tension/pressure)
    disminuir
    reducir
    (price/taxes/rent)
    reducir
    rebajar
    (pain)
    aliviar
    reduce speed now
    disminuya la velocidad
    1.2 (bring down price of)
    (goods)
    rebajar
    1.3 (make smaller)
    (photograph/image)
    reducir
    Example sentences
    • A new one-piece case also reduces size and cost.
    • This drastically reduces the cost and size of a tunable solution to the system vendor.
    • It is not surprising that Europeans are prepared to pay a considerable amount to reduce the risk of such a change.
    1.4 (Cookery)
    (sauce)
    hacer reducir
    Example sentences
    • She reduced the cooking liquid in a saucepan and added more white wine and spices before serving.
    • Next, take out the lobsters, keep them warm and reduce the cooking liquid.
    • Remove onions and set aside; reduce cooking liquid to a light syrup consistency.
    1.5 (Medicine)
    (fracture/dislocated limb/hernia)
    reducir
    Example sentences
    • The dislocation is reduced at the hospital in Taos, but there are so many broken bones that I'll need surgery.
    • Kocher's manoeuvre was attempted to reduce the dislocation.
    • The dislocation should be reduced as soon as possible.
  • 2 2.1 (break down, simplify)to reduce something to something
    reducir algo a algo
    2.2 (Mathematics)
    (fraction/division sum)
    simplificar
    Example sentences
    • There is no need to reduce the proper fractions to their lowest forms - Euclid's algorithm will still give the correct CF.
    • But Zu would know how to reduce fractions to their lowest terms by dividing top and bottom by the greatest common divisor.
  • 3 (bring to undesirable state)to reduce something/somebody to something (often passive) their policies have reduced the country to poverty
    sus políticas han sumido al país en la pobreza
    they reduced the city to ruins
    dejaron la ciudad en ruinas
    they were reduced to slavery/begging
    se vieron reducidos a la esclavitud/obligados a mendigar
    he was reduced to tears by her harsh words
    sus duras palabras lo hicieron llorar
    he was reduced to the ranks (Military)
    lo degradaron a soldado raso
    Example sentences
    • A large part of the Paradise Hotel was reduced to rubble and the rest was reduced to a smouldering shell.
    • They'd be reduced to blubbering babies, begging for their lives.
    • Their houses, shops and factories were reduced to ashes.
  • 4 (Chemistry)
    Example sentences
    • Likewise, when an atom is reduced, it gains an electron and becomes more negative.
    • Reactions in which atoms of the same element are both oxidized and reduced are disproportionation reactions.
    • During these reactions, the molecule that donates the electron is oxidized and the molecule that accepts the electron is reduced.

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