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English definition of “reduce”

reduce

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈdjuːs/
B1 to make something less: to reduce air pollution Prices have been reduced by almost 50 percent. The number of employees was reduced from 500 to 300.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
to add one or more electrons to a substance or to remove oxygen from a substancePhysical and chemical processes
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