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English definition of “halve”

halve

verb uk   /hɑːv/ us    /hæv/
[T] to reduce something by half or divide something into two equal pieces: In the past eight years, the elephant population in Africa has been halved. The potatoes will cook more quickly if you halve them before you put them in the oven.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong [I] If something halves, it is reduced by half: Their profits have halved in the last six months.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
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