Definition of "reduces" []

  • To make or become smaller in size, number, extent, degree, intensity, etc (verb)
  • To bring into a certain state, condition, etc (verb)
  • To make or become slimmer; lose or cause to lose excess weight (verb)
  • To impoverish (esp in the phrase in reduced circumstances) (verb)
  • To bring into a state of submission to one's authority; subjugate (verb)
  • To bring down the price of (a commodity) (verb)
  • To lower the rank or status of; demote (verb)
  • To set out systematically as an aid to understanding; simplify (verb)
  • To modify or simplify the form of (an expression or equation), esp by substitution of one term by another (verb)
  • To make (a sauce, stock, etc) more concentrated by boiling away some of the water in it (verb)
  • To thin out (paint) by adding oil, turpentine, etc; dilute (verb)
  • To undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with hydrogen or formation of a hydride (verb)
  • To lose or cause to lose oxygen atoms (verb)
  • To undergo or cause to undergo an increase in the number of electrons (verb)
  • To lessen the density of (a negative or print) by converting some of the blackened silver in the emulsion to soluble silver compounds by an oxidation process using a photographic reducer (verb)
  • To manipulate or reposition (a broken or displaced bone, organ, or part) back to its normal site (verb)
  • To undergo or cause to undergo meiosis (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of reduce. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "reduces" in a sentence
  • "The book is about how Jeff Garlin reduces his person carbon footprint."
  • "Heavy rain reduces voter turnout by roughly 1% for every inch of rain above normal."
  • "The process of doctoring a coin reduces its level of quality and, in many (though not nearly all) cases, permanently damages the coin."