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sub·tract

subtract

 
 
pronunciation:
sb traekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subtracts, subtracting, subtracted
definition: to deduct or take away from a whole or larger quantity, esp. to deduct (one number amount) from another.
When you subtract ten from sixteen, you are left with six.Subtract your current weight from your weight last month to find out how many pounds you lost.
 
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similar words:
deduct, dock, take
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to deduct some thing or number; do subtraction.
To find the answer, you have to subtract.
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derivation: subtracter (n.)
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