1. [Verb]: undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"

2. [Verb]: simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

3. [Verb]: take off weight

4. [Verb]: bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"

5. [Verb]: narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"

6. [Verb]: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

7. [Verb]: to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

8. [Verb]: reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"

9. [Verb]: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

10. [Verb]: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site

11. [Verb]: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"

12. [Verb]: lessen and make more modest; "reduce one''s standard of living"

13. [Verb]: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

14. [Verb]: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

15. [Verb]: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

16. [Verb]: be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

17. [Verb]: make smaller; "reduce an image"

18. [Verb]: make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"

19. [Verb]: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

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