- 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* 1.4 [Culin] [sauce] hacer* reducir 1.5 [Med] [fracture/dislocated limb/hernia] reducir*
- 2 2.1 (break down, simplify) to reduce sth
tosth reducir* algo aalgo 2.2 [Math] [fraction/division sum] simplificar*
- 3 (bring to undesirable state)to reduce sth/sb
tosth (often pass) 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 [Mil] lo degradaron a soldado raso
- 4 [Chem] reducir*
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.