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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reducible - capable of being reduced; "reducible to a set of principles of human nature"- Edmund Wilson
irreducible - incapable of being made smaller or simpler; "an irreducible minimum"; "an irreducible formula"; "an irreducible hernia"
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Translations
يُمْكِن تَحْويلُه أو تَخْفيضُه
redukovatelný
reducerbar
csökkenthetõ
minnkanlegur, smækkanlegur
redukovateľný
azaltılabilir

reducible

[rɪˈdjuːsəbl] ADJreducible
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

reducible

adj (→ auf +acc) (Chem, fig) → reduzierbar; (Math) → zerlegbar; drawing, scaleverkleinerbar, reduzierbar; timeverkürzbar; costsherabsetzbar; to be reducible to somethingsich auf etw (acc)reduzieren lassen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

reduce

(rəˈdjuːs) verb
1. to make less, smaller etc. The shop reduced its prices; The train reduced speed.
2. to lose weight by dieting. I must reduce to get into that dress.
3. to drive, or put, into a particular (bad) state. The bombs reduced the city to ruins; She was so angry, she was almost reduced to tears; During the famine, many people were reduced to eating grass and leaves.
reˈducible adjective
reˈduction (-ˈdak-) noun
The government promised a reduction in prices later; price reductions.
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re·duc·i·ble

a. reducible, susceptible a la reducción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

reducible

adj (hernia) reductible or reducible
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