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subtract
American English: /səbˈtrækt/
British English: /səbˈtrakt/

Translation of subtract in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • to subtract something (from something)
    restar algo (de algo)
    subtract X from Y
    resta X de Y
    réstale X a Y
    Example sentences
    • Dollar amounts were calculated by subtracting the rework cost from the Navy stock number ‘ready-for-issue’ value.
    • So to get the correct figure, we have to subtract the number of days when it was both.
    • Not only does the game add and subtract a number of different fields to generate a final total for a race, you can easily spend half a minute or more just watching the game tally up the number of mistakes you made.

intransitive verb

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