Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Chinese (Simplified) translation of “reduce”

See all translations

reduce

verb [I or T]
 
 
/rɪˈdjuːs/ US  /-ˈduːs/
to make something smaller in size, amount, degree, importance,
减少;减小;降低;缩小
Do nuclear weapons really reduce the risk of war?
核武器真的可以减小战争爆发的危险吗?
The plane reduced speed as it approached the airport.
当飞临机场时,飞机减慢了速度。
My weight reduces when I stop eating sugar.
我停止吃糖时体重就会下降。
We bought a television that was reduced (from £500 to £350) in the sales.
我们在大减价时,以(从500英镑减至350英镑)很便宜的价格买了台电视。
To make a thicker sauce, reduce the ingredients by boiling for 5 minutes.
为了使调味汁更浓一些,煮5分钟将配料中的水分蒸发掉。
I reduced the problem to a few simple questions.
我把这个难题简化为几个简单的小问题。
Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of reduce from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reduce” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

advent calendar

a decorative piece of card, often hung on the wall, that has a small opening with a door for each of the days of the month before Christmas. Children open one of these doors each day, finding a picture under it.

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More