What is reducing?

  • (noun): Any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent.
    Synonyms: reduction
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reducing:

Anaerobic Digestion - Applications
... gases in a number of key ways Replacement of fossil fuels Reducing or eliminating the energy footprint of waste treatment plants Reducing methane emission from landfills Displacing industrially produced chemical ...
... in a single, one-a-day pill aimed at reducing/preventing heart attacks and strokes ... different fixed dose combination (FDC) polypills have been proposed, and one for reducing cardiovascular risk was especially sought ... While there are benefits to reducing the number of pills that patients have to take (alleviating the so-called "pill burden"), FDC polypills (like Polycap) also raise concerns that any ...
Lobaria Pulmonaria - Uses - Medicinal
... shown to have a protective effect on the gastrointestinal system of rats, possibly by reducing oxidative stress and reducing the inflammatory effects of neutrophils ... methanol extracts also have potent antioxidative activity and reducing power, probably due to the presence of phenolic compounds ...
Drag Reducing Agent
... Drag reducing agents are additives in pipelines that reduce turbulence in a pipe ... pipelines, they increase the pipeline capacity by reducing turbulence and therefore allowing the oil to flow more efficiently ...
Condoms, Needles, And Negotiation
... and negotiation, also known as the CNN approach, is a harm reduction approach to reducing the rate of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases ... a condom, or "ABC" approach to this problem, the "CNN" approach aims primarily at reducing the rate of transmission among high risk groups such as women in areas where ...

More definitions of "reducing":

  • (noun): Loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer.
    Example: "A doctor supervised her reducing"

Famous quotes containing the word reducing:

    Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions ... too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    [The Republicans] offer ... a detailed agenda for national renewal.... [On] reducing illegitimacy ... the state will use ... funds for programs to reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies, to promote adoption, to establish and operate children’s group homes, to establish and operate residential group homes for unwed mothers, or for any purpose the state deems appropriate. None of the taxpayer funds may be used for abortion services or abortion counseling.
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943)