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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reduce  \Re*duce"\  (r[-e]*d[=u]s"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reduced} 
  (-d[=u]st"),;  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reducing}  (-d[=u]"s[i^]ng).] 
  [L.  reducere,  reductum  pref.  red-.  re-,  re-  +  ducere  to 
  lead.  See  {Duke},  and  cf  {Redoubt},  n.] 
  1.  To  bring  or  lead  back  to  any  former  place  or  condition. 
  And  to  his  brother's  house  reduced  his  wife. 
  The  sheep  must  of  necessity  be  scattered,  unless  the 
  great  Shephered  of  souls  oppose,  or  some  of  his 
  delegates  reduce  and  direct  us  --Evelyn. 
  2.  To  bring  to  any  inferior  state,  with  respect  to  rank, 
  size,  quantity,  quality,  value,  etc.;  to  diminish;  to 
  lower;  to  degrade;  to  impair;  as  to  reduce  a  sergeant  to 
  the  ranks;  to  reduce  a  drawing;  to  reduce  expenses;  to 
  reduce  the  intensity  of  heat.  ``An  ancient  but  reduced 
  family.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  Nothing  so  excellent  but  a  man  may  fasten  upon 
  something  belonging  to  it  to  reduce  it 
  Having  reduced  Their  foe  to  misery  beneath  their 
  fears.  --Milton. 
  Hester  Prynne  was  shocked  at  the  condition  to  which 
  she  found  the  clergyman  reduced.  --Hawthorne. 
  3.  To  bring  to  terms;  to  humble;  to  conquer;  to  subdue;  to 
  capture;  as  to  reduce  a  province  or  a  fort. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  made  less  in  size  or  amount  or  degree  [syn:  {decreased}] 
  [ant:  {increased}] 
  2:  well  below  normal  (especially  in  price)  [syn:  {rock-bottom}] 

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