Definitions for "Reduce"
to concentrate the flavors in a liquid by boiling away some of the liquid rapidly in an uncovered pot. The result is called a reduction.
To boil or simmer liquids in order to reduce its size.
to evaporate some of the liquid in stock or sauce by boiling.
To decrease or lower the viscosity or consistency of a product by the addition of a solvent orthinner.
To lower the viscosity of a material or to thin it by the addition of a solvent, thinner, varnish, oil, etc.
To lower the viscosity of a material or to thin a material by adding a solvent, thinner, varnish or oil.
To decrease the amount of trash we produce by buying only what we need, avoiding disposables, and buying products that are not overpackaged.
the process of decreasing the amount of waste generated. Examples of reduction include buying in bulk in order to throw away less packaging or utilizing re-useable or washable products rather than disposable.
To use less.
To combine with, or to subject to the action of, hydrogen or any other reducing agent; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron; aldehydes can be reduced to alcohols by lithium hydride; -- opposed to oxidize.
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
undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
To remove oxygen from; to deoxidize.
To deoxidize or convert oxidized ores to metals.
Keywords:  bring, humbler, pasty, subdue, slavery
To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.
To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.
To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.
cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
v. Slang for physical violence (e.g. "Hey asshole, shut down (q.v.) your screamer (q.v.) or I'll reduce your face!"). See also packing, spindling, stomping, etc.
To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.
To change the form of a quantity or expression without altering its value; as, to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, to a common denominator, etc.
lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.
Keywords:  influx, foreigners, narrow, limit
narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
To remove unnecessary geometric points from a geometry.
Keywords:  sweater, shrink, hot, physically, size
reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
Keywords:  parser, recognizing, symbol, rule, head
A reduce action in a parser is the act of recognizing that a rule has been completed and reducing the list of symbols that make up the right side of the rule to one symbol, the head symbol for that rule.
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
Keywords:  skipping, pixels, column, row, larger
the process of skipping file pixels when displaying an image, so that a larger area can be represented on the display screen. For example, a reduction factor of 3 would cause only the pixel at every third row and column to be displayed, so that each displayed pixel represents a 3 ??3 block of file pixels.
Keywords:  icon, desktop, minimise, bottom, window
To minimise a window to an icon at the bottom of the desktop.
Keywords:  ion, electron, atom, add, gain
To add an electron to an atom or ion.
to gain electrons.
Keywords:  smaller, something, appear, image
To make something smaller or appear smaller.
make smaller; "reduce an image"
Keywords:  joint, return, position, normal
Return the joint to its normal position.
Keywords:  weight, take, off
take off weight