• (verb): To remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons.
    Synonyms: deoxidize, deoxidise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reduce, reduces:

The Left (Germany) - Ideology
... to ameliorate business cycles, to support economic growth, and to reduce unemployment ... The Left aims at a linear income tax progression, which would reduce the tax burden for lower and middle incomes, while raising the top tax rate ... with the goal, among others, to reduce the speculation of bonds and derivatives ...
Alternative Cancer Treatments - Examples of Complementary Therapy
... Acupuncture may help with nausea but does not treat the disease Psychotherapy may reduce anxiety and improve quality of life Massage therapy may temporarily reduce pain Some ...
Strain (injury) - Treatment
... Rest Rest is necessary to accelerate healing and reduce the potential for reinjury ... Ice Apply ice to reduce swelling by reducing blood flow to the injury site ... Compression Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling with an ACE soft-wrapped bandage ...
... The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation of economy, and ...
Biochar - Uses - Soil Amendment
... Biochar can improve water quality, reduce soil emissions of greenhouse gases, reduce nutrient leaching, reduce soil acidity, and reduce irrigation and ... Modest additions of biochar to soil reduce nitrous oxide N2O emissions by up to 80% and eliminate methane emissions, which are both more potent greenhouse gases than CO2 ... Biochar reduces leaching of critical nutrients, creates a higher crop uptake of nutrients, and provides greater soil availability of nutrients ...

More definitions of "reduce":

  • (verb): Make less complex.
    Example: "Reduce a problem to a single question"
  • (verb): Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation.
    Example: "She reduced her niece to a servant"
  • (verb): Reduce in size; reduce physically.
    Synonyms: shrink
  • (verb): Make smaller.
    Example: "Reduce an image"
    Synonyms: scale down
  • (verb): Lessen and make more modest.
    Example: "Reduce one's standard of living"
  • (verb): Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another.
  • (verb): Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition.
    Example: "He reduced the population to slavery"
  • (verb): Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site.
  • (verb): Be cooked until very little liquid is left.
    Example: "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
    Synonyms: boil down, decoct, concentrate
  • (verb): Undergo meiosis.
    Example: "The cells reduce"
  • (verb): Narrow or limit.
    Example: "Reduce the influx of foreigners"
    Synonyms: tighten

Famous quotes containing the word reduce:

    All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious.
    Geoffrey Homes (1902–1977)

    Modern photographers can reduce bones to formlessness, and change a face of the most strange, exquisite and unfathomable beauty into the face of a clubwoman.
    Margaret Anderson (1886–1973)

    I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)