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Noun
The process of becoming smaller
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Noun
Wasting away
Noun
A shortened version of a larger work
Adjective
Becoming smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree
Adjective
Softening
Adjective
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
Verb
Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
“It would be beneficial for your health if you reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
Verb
Present participle for to lower in length or size
“Cut off the edges of the rope to reduce its length.”
Verb
Present participle for to summarize
“Could you reduce your talking points into a brief summary?”
Verb
Present participle for to bring to an undesirable state
“The hot weather would reduce the ice-cream to an unappetizing mush.”
Verb
Present participle for to lower in volume
“Please reduce the volume as it is too loud!”
Verb
Present participle for to lower in rank
“The law firm would reduce Kim to fact-checking duties as punishment for her support for Jimmy.”
Verb
Present participle for to lower in price
“We can strategically reduce the price of a commodity by flooding the market with it.”
Verb
(cooking) Present participle for to thicken a liquid through heating
“Heat the mixture to gradually reduce it into a nice, creamy sauce for your steak.”
Verb
(of weight) Present participle for to get rid of
“I need to reduce my weight quickly so I can fit into my wedding dress.”
Verb
Present participle for to financially cripple
“The incredible amount of debt sustained would reduce the company into a shell of its former self.”
Verb
Present participle for to forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
“The tyrannical government would reduce its citizens into nothing more than an army of mindless drones.”
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