subduct

[suhb-duhkt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to take away; subtract.
2.
to withdraw; remove.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin subductus, past participle of subdūcere to draw up, withdraw (sub- sub- + dūcere to lead), equivalent to subduc- past participle stem + -tus past participle suffix

unsubducted, adjective
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subduct (səbˈdʌkt)
 
vb
1.  physiol to draw or turn (the eye, etc) downwards
2.  rare to take away; deduct
 
[C17: from Latin subdūcere, from sub- + dūcere to lead, bring]

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subduct sub·duct (səb-dŭkt')
v. sub·duct·ed, sub·duct·ing, sub·ducts
To pull or draw downward.

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subduction   (səb-dŭk'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
A geologic process in which one edge of one lithospheric plate is forced below the edge of another. The denser of the two plates sinks beneath the other. As it descends, the plate often generates seismic and volcanic activity (from melting and upward migration of magma) in the overriding plate. Compare obduction.

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Example sentences
Plates slide past, collide with, and subduct beneath one another.
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