The Internet has been reduced to a trickle, newspapers shut down.
Last year, Google reduced its tax burden by $3.1 billion by altering its tax practices.
DeKnight agreed that a reduced order would help networks in the long haul.
Continue to cook until the sauce has reduced by three quarters.
The Innocence Project has reduced it, morally and materially.
During the struggle France was reduced to a mere shell of her former power.
I wouldn't be surprised if the next Consolidated dividend was reduced.
This will be the first of five points to which this matter is reduced.
The duties were to be reduced and the system improved, but the principle was to be maintained.
A consolidation of these enterprises in 1969 reduced their number by half and correspondingly increased their average size.
late 14c., "bring back," from Old French reducer (14c.), from Latin reducere "lead back, bring back," figuratively "restore, replace," from re- "back" (see re-) + ducere "bring, lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "bring to an inferior condition" is 1570s; that of "bring to a lower rank" is 1640s (military reduce to ranks is from 1802); that of "subdue by force of arms" is 1610s. Sense of "to lower, diminish, lessen" is from 1787. Related: Reduced; reducing.
reduce re·duce (rĭ-dōōs', -dyōōs')
v. re·duced, re·duc·ing, re·duc·es
To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
To lose weight, as by dieting.
To restore a fractured or displaced body part to a normal condition or position.
To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
To remove oxygen from a compound.
To add hydrogen to a compound.