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  1. reduce

    • IPA[rɪˈdjuːs]

    英式

    • v.
      make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size;become smaller or less in size, amount, or degree
    • verb: reduce, 3rd person present: reduces, gerund or present participle: reducing, past tense: reduced, past participle: reduced

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    • v.
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    • 1. make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size:

      the need for businesses to reduce costs

      the workforce has been reduced to some 6,100

    • 2. become smaller or less in size, amount, or degree:

      the number of priority homeless cases has reduced slightly

    • 3. boil (a sauce or other liquid) in cooking so that it becomes thicker and more concentrated:

      increase the heat and reduce the liquid

    • 4. (of a person) lose weight, typically by dieting:

      by May she had reduced to 9 stone

    • 5. make (a negative or print) less dense.
    • 6. articulate (a speech sound) in a way requiring less muscular effort, giving rise in vowels to a more central articulatory position.
    • 7. bring someone or something to (a worse or less desirable state or condition):

      she has been reduced to near poverty

      the church was reduced to rubble

    • 8. be forced by difficult circumstances into doing something desperate:

      ordinary soldiers are reduced to begging

    • 9. make someone helpless with (shock, anguish, or amusement):

      Olga was reduced to stunned silence

    • 10. force someone into (obedience or submission):

      he reduced his grandees to due obedience

    • 11. change a substance to (a different or more basic form):

      it is difficult to understand how lava could have been reduced to dust

    • 12. present a problem or subject in (a simplified form):

      he reduces unimaginable statistics to manageable proportions

    • 13. convert a fraction to (the form with the lowest terms).
    • 14. cause to combine chemically with hydrogen:

      hydrogen for reducing the carbon dioxide

    • 15. undergo or cause to undergo a reaction in which electrons are gained from another substance or molecule:

      this compound reduces to potassium chloride

      the arsenic is reduced to the trivalent condition

    • 16. restore (a dislocated part of the body) to its proper position by manipulation or surgery:

      Joe's reducing a dislocated thumb

    • 17. besiege and capture (a town or fortress).
    • ph. demote a non-commissioned officer to an ordinary soldier

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    • ph. demote a noncommissioned officer to an ordinary soldier

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    • ph. used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy

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    • n. a substance that tends to bring about reduction by being oxidized and losing electrons.

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    • ph. used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy

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    • adj. (of food) containing less than the normal proportion of starch:

    • a starch-reduced crispbread

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    • n. a substance that tends to bring about reduction by being oxidized and losing electrons.

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    • IPA[rəˈd(y)o͞os]

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    • v.
      make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size:
    • the need for businesses to reduce costs

      the workforce has been reduced to some 6,100

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  2. 知識+

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    • reduce當”瘦”解釋

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