verbpast tense: reduced ; past participle: reduced ; present participle: reducing ;
(TRANSITIVE) (1. To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish. 2. To bring to a humbler, weaker, difficult, or forced state or condition; especially: a. To gain control of; conquer: "a design to reduce them under absolute despotism" (Declaration of Independence). b. To subject to destruction: Enemy bombers reduced the city to rubble. c. To weaken bodily: was reduced almost to emaciation. d. To sap the spirit or mental energy of. e. To compel to desperate acts: The Depression reduced many to begging on street corners. f. To lower in rank or grade; demote. g. To powder or pulverize. h. To thin (paint) with a solvent. 3. To lower the price of: The store has drastically reduced winter coats. 4. To put in order or arrange systematically: reduce a complex tax situation. 5. To separate into orderly components by analysis. 6. Chemistry. a. To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons. b. To remove oxygen from (a compound). c. To add hydrogen to (a compound). d. To change to a metallic state by removing nonmetallic constituents; smelt. 7. Mathematics. To simplify the form of (an expression, such as a fraction) without changing the value. 8. Medicine. To restore (a fractured or displaced body part) to a normal condition or position) reduce the price បញ្ចុះ, reduce speed បន្ថយ, បង្អង reduce a fat person ធ្វើឲ្យស្រកទម្ងន់ reduce glass to powder ធ្វើឲ្យទៅជា
(បច្ចេកទេស) កាត់បន្ថយ, បន្ថយធ្លាក់ទៅក្នុង
(INTRANSITIVE) (1. To become diminished. 2. To lose weight, as by dieting. 3. Biology. To undergo meiosis) ស្រកឬចុះទម្ងន់
(វេជ្ជសាស្ត្រ) ទាញឆ្អឹងបាក់ ឬភ្លាត់ឲ្យត្រង់ដូចដើមវិញ
(វេជ្ជសាស្ត្រ) បន្ថយ
  • reduce price
    - បញ្ចុះថ្លៃ
  • reduce to
    - សង្ខេប, កាត់អោយខ្លីៗ
    - ធ្វើឲ្យចុះខ្សោយ
    - បន្ថយតម្លៃឬកិត្ដិយស
    - បំបែកជា (ពីលុយដុំមកលុយរាយ)
    - ប្ដូរឬបំលែងទៅជា
  • reduce to silence
    - ធ្វើអោយបាត់មាត់
  • reduce to tears
    - ធ្វើឲ្យយំឬស្រក់ទឹកភ្នែក
  • to reduce headquarters staff
    - កាត់បន្ថយបុគ្គលិកធ្វើការនៅការិយាល័យធំ
verbpast tense: reduced ; past participle: reduced ; present participle: reducing ;
To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.
To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.
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.
To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.
To bring to a certain state or condition by grinding, pounding, kneading, rubbing, etc.; as, to reduce a substance to powder, or to a pasty mass; to reduce fruit, wood, or paper rags, to pulp.
To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification, etc.; to bring under rules or within certain limits of descriptions and terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce animals or vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of observations in astronomy; to reduce language to rules.
To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.
To change the form of a quantity or expression without altering its value; as, to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, to a common denominator, etc.
To bring to the metallic state by separating from impurities; hence, in general, to remove oxygen from; to deoxidize; to combine with, or to subject to the action of, hydrogen; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron; or metals are reduced from their ores; -- opposed to oxidize.