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subtract

sub·tract

subtract

 
 
pronunciation:
sb traekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: subtracted, subtracting, subtracts
definition: to find the difference in amount between two numbers, or to take away from a whole or larger quantity.
Subtract your current weight from your weight last month to find out how many pounds you lost.To find your net pay, subtract your deductions from your gross pay.
 
antonyms:
add
similar words:
deduct, dock
derivation: subtracter (n.)
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