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reduce

re·duce

reduce

 
 
pronunciation:
rih dus
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part of speech: verb
inflections: reduced, reduces, reducing
definition 1: to make less in amount or size.
The new roads reduced traffic jams.
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synonyms:
decrease, diminish, lessen, lower, moderate, modify
antonyms:
enlarge, extend, heighten, increase
similar words:
abate, abbreviate, boil down, condense, contract, degrade, lighten, narrow, pare, shorten, shrink, slash
definition 2: to bring to a low condition (usually followed by "to").
The fire reduced the house to ashes.Her problems reduced her to tears.
similar words:
damage, degrade, destroy, humble
derivations: reducible (adj.), reducibility (n.)
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