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Spanish translation of “reduce”

reduce

verb /rəˈdjuːs/
to make less, smaller etc
reducir
The shop reduced its prices The train reduced speed.
(American) to lose weight by dieting
adelgazar, perder peso
I must reduce to get into that dress.
to drive, or put, into a particular (bad) state
reducir (a)
The bombs reduced the city to ruins She was so angry, she was almost reduced to tears During the famine, many people were reduced to eating grass and leaves.
reducible adjective
reducible
reduction /-ˈdak-/ noun
reducción
The government promised a reduction in prices later price reductions.
(Definition of reduce from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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