- to lessen
reduce [ri'dju:s; (-) -'du:s]
- You'll know better when you reach my age.
- Their savings have dwindled (away) to nothing.
- They are making further efforts to decrease military spending.
- They are hoping for a small diminution in taxes.
- In order to reduce friction, the moving parts of a machine are often oiled.
- He was returned to Parliament with a decreased majority.
- A method of tran
- A gearing mechanism of a motor vehicle engine that reduces the power output required to maintain driving speed in a specific range by lowering the gear ratio.
- He is trying to reduce the family's expenses.
- Some observers think that this country's offer to reduce spending on armaments is just a hollow promise.
- A local newspaper remarks that crime is on the decrease.
- A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
- "The negative take for the bond market is that china reduced its overall treasury holdings but they have increased their exposure to us interest rates by buying longer term treasuries" said david ader strategist at cert capital.
- Indeed for precisely this reason in 1981 the basket was shrunk from 16 currencies to five ( later four) with currencies such as the saudi riyal and the south african rand in which trade was thin or restricted thrown out.
- "Our findings suggest that the increase in lung function during the first year of life was proportional to somatic growth and similar for premature and full-term infants" the study authors conclude. "The persistence of reduced expiratory flows in healthy preterm infants may contribute to their increased risk of recurrent respiratory illnesses early in life.