Definition of reduce in English:
- 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.
- At the same time the number of senior managers has slightly reduced.
- The report says that the amount of summertime rain will increase by 20% in the west while slightly reducing in the east.
- By the 14th treatment, the hand swelling had slightly reduced.
- 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.
- Fortresses were redesigned to take advantage of the defensive potential of modern firearms and techniques for besieging and reducing fortresses were refined.
- Further, he set aside the likelihood that siege guns and time would reduce the fortress.
- A couple of weeks was spent reducing the last major fortress to the south of Antioch, then Raymond led the army southward on 13 January 1099.
- 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.
- She and her sister stayed in Moscow where they were reduced to burning books for warmth.
- Yet the group failed to produce any biological agent, and were reduced to poking bags with umbrellas to disseminate the sarin gas they were able to make.
- After Owen's long-range gem, Patrik Berger struck from similar distance and Boro were reduced to chasing shadows from then on.
- Hardened Royal Marines were reduced to tears yesterday as the funeral of Yorkshire war hero Christopher Maddison was held with full military honours.
- It had a shattering effect on those present and men and women, who normally take the dangers of racing in their stride, were reduced to tears.
- At special test screenings, seven out of ten viewers were reduced to tears by the poignant, but simple messages portrayed in the film.
- Next, days-old worker bees beat their wings to ventilate the open honeycombs, in order to reduce the substance to a purer sugar.
- Alkaline hydrolysis or tissue digestion works by breaking apart the chemical bonds that hold proteins together, reducing them to their basic components.
- Most science involves taking a large subject and reducing it to ever smaller, more precise questions.
- He believes that he's forced to simplify and reduce facts to single statements.
- His designs reduced a natural subject to its essentials.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin reducere, from re- 'back, again' + ducere 'bring, lead'. The original sense was 'bring back' (hence 'restore', now surviving in sense 5); this led to 'bring to a different state', then 'bring to a simpler or lower state' (sense 3); and finally 'diminish in size or amount' (sense 1, dating from the late 18th century).
- Used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy: a divorcee living in reduced circumstancesMore example sentences
- It is a fact of life that the death of a husband or wife results in reduced circumstances for the surviving partner.
- Despite his seemingly reduced circumstances, Reid was still able to spend almost 3000 on a round-trip ticket from Paris via Miami and Antigua.
- Having taken advantage of increased funding to become a full-time athlete, he now finds his reduced circumstances and changing priorities have affected his thinking.
- Example sentences
- The environmental noise reducer is aimed at industry as well as individuals and the industrial version, for use in factories, could cost £10,000.
- In addition, some water reducers increase air content.
- The most effective combinations include at least two antibiotics plus the acid reducers.
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