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subtract


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Subtract  \Sub*tract"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Subtracted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Subtracting}.]  [L.  subtractus  p.  p.  of  subtrahere 
  to  draw  from  beneath,  withdraw,  remove;  sub  under  +  trahere 
  to  draw.  See  {Trace},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Substract}.] 
  To  withdraw,  or  take  away  as  a  part  from  the  whole;  to 
  deduct;  as  subtract  5  from  9,  and  the  remainder  is  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  subtract 
  v  :  make  a  subtraction  [syn:  {deduct},  {take  off}]  [ant:  {add}] 




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