Definition Of reduces


bring someone or something to (a lower or weaker state, condition, or role).

she has been reduced to near poverty

cause to combine chemically with hydrogen.

change a substance to (a different or more basic form).

it is difficult to understand how lava could have been reduced to dust

make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.

the need for businesses to reduce costs

restore (a dislocated part) to its proper position by manipulation or surgery.

The dislocation is reduced at the hospital in Taos, but there are so many broken bones that I'll need surgery.

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