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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. [I] If something halves, it is reduced by half: Their profits have halved in the last six months.
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