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re·duce

 (rĭ-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
v. re·duced, re·duc·ing, re·duc·es
v.tr.
1. To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish. See Synonyms at decrease.
2. To bring to a humbler, weaker, difficult, or forced state or condition; especially:
a. To gain control of; subject or conquer: "a design to reduce them under absolute despotism" (Declaration of Independence).
b. To subject to destruction: Enemy bombers reduced the city to rubble.
c. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness: disease that reduced the patient to emaciation; teasing that reduced the child to tears.
d. To compel to desperate acts: The Depression reduced many to begging on street corners.
e. To lower in rank or grade; demote.
3. To thicken or intensify the flavor of (a sauce, for example) by slow boiling.
4. To lower the price of: The store has drastically reduced winter coats.
5. To decrease the viscosity of (paint, for example), as by adding a solvent.
6. To put in a simpler or more systematic form; simplify or codify: reduced her ideas to a collection of maxims.
7. To turn into powder; pulverize.
8. Chemistry
a. To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
b. To remove oxygen from (a compound).
c. To add hydrogen to (a compound).
d. To change to a metallic state by removing nonmetallic constituents; smelt.
9. Mathematics To simplify the form of (an expression, such as a fraction) without changing the value.
10. Medicine To restore (a fractured or displaced body part) to a normal condition or position.
11. Linguistics To pronounce (a stressed vowel) as the unstressed version of that vowel or as schwa.
v.intr.
1. To become diminished.
2. To lose weight, as by dieting.
3. Biology To undergo meiosis.

[Middle English reducen, to bring back, from Old French reducier, from Latin redūcere : re-, re- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

re·duc′er n.
re·duc′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·duc′i·ble adj.
re·duc′i·bly adv.

reduced

(rɪˈdjuːst)
adj
(of a commodity) brought down in price
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
2.reduced - well below normal (especially in price)
low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
Translations
gereduceerd

reduced

[rɪˈdjuːst] ADJ
1. (= lower) [numbers, cost, expenditure] → reducido; [price] → reducido, rebajado
at a reduced ratecon una tarifa reducida or rebajada, con rebaja or descuento
non-smokers have a reduced risk of heart diseaselos no fumadores tienen menos riesgo de contraer enfermedades cardíacas
I had to get used to living on a reduced incomeme tuve que acostumbrar a vivir con pocos ingresos
"reduced to clear"rebajas por liquidación
2. (= smaller) [size] → reducido
French troops will have a reduced role in the arealas tropas francesas desempeñarán un papel poco importante en la zona
on a reduced scalea escala reducida
3. (= straitened) to be living in reduced circumstances (frm, hum) → pasar necesidades or estrecheces

reduced

[rɪˈdjuːst] adj (= on sale) → réduit(e)
"greatly reduced prices" → "gros rabais"
at a reduced price [goods] → au rabais; [ticket] → à prix réduit

reduced

adj price, fareermäßigt, reduziert; prices also, goodsherabgesetzt, heruntergesetzt; scale, versionkleiner; risk, demand, threat, rolegeringer; circumstancesbeschränkt; the judge gave him a reduced sentence of five yearsder Richter verurteilte ihn zu einer verkürzten Haftstrafe von fünf Jahren; at a reduced pricezu einem ermäßigten or reduzierten Preis; “reduced” (on ticket) → „ermäßigt“; in reduced circumstancesin beschränkten (Lebens)umständen

reduced

[rɪˈdjuːst] adj (decreased) → ridotto/a
at a reduced price → a prezzo ribassato or ridotto
"greatly reduced prices" → "grandi ribassi"
in reduced circumstances → nelle ristrettezze
References in classic literature ?
After him Hevelius, an astronomer of Dantzic, reduced the highest elevations to 15,000 feet; but the calculations of Riccioli brought them up again to 21,000 feet.
To arm these, they had eleven muskets, five pistols, three fowling-pieces, five muskets or fowling-pieces which were taken by me from the mutinous seamen whom I reduced, two swords, and three old halberds.
If the Portuguese were biassed by any particular views, another bias equally powerful may have deflected the Frenchman from the truth, for they evidently write with contrary designs: the Portuguese, to make their mission seem more necessary, endeavoured to place in the strongest light the differences between the Abyssinian and Roman Church; but the great Ludolfus, laying hold on the advantage, reduced these later writers to prove their conformity.
The Elder's story became somewhat wearisome, and his audience grew gradually less, until it was reduced to twenty passengers.
Because," said the Man Leaning on a Spade, "I belong to the Gravediggers' National Extortion Society, and we have decided to limit the production of graves and get more money for the reduced output.
First, therefore, let usury in general, be reduced to five in the hundred; and let that rate be proclaimed, to be free and current; and let the state shut itself out, to take any penalty for the same.
But the different sorts of kingly governments may, if I may so say, be reduced to two; which we will consider more particularly.
Was I not going to embark with forty men, and I have now reduced them to twenty for an equal success?
Her temperature would be raised to such a pitch," said Barbicane, "that she would be at once reduced to vapor.
The formation of the New Forest, bears evidence to his passion for hunting, where he reduced many a happy village to the condition of that one commemorated by my friend, Mr William Stewart Rose:
For infinitely various are the incidents in one man's life which cannot be reduced to unity; and so, too, there are many actions of one man out of which we cannot make one action.
Wollaston suspects, their wings not at all reduced, but even enlarged.