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

Translation of reduce in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 4 (alter the state of) See examples:to reduce something to shreds
    ridurre qualcosa a pezzi
    (book, document etc.)
    to reduce something to ashes
    ridurre qualcosa in cenere
  • 5 (bring forcibly) See examples:to reduce somebody to tears
    fare piangere qualcuno
    to be reduced to silence
    essere ridotto al silenzio
    to be reduced to begging, prostitution
    essere ridotto a mendicare, a prostituirsi
    he was reduced to apologizing
    è stato ridotto o obbligato a scusarsi
  • 6 (simplify)
    (argument, existence) to a
    (Mathematics)
    (equation)

intransitive verb

  • 2 (Cookery)
    (sauce, stock)
    ridursi
    let the sauce reduce to half its volume
    lasciate ridurre la salsa a metà del suo volume

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