Part of speech:
The act or product of shortening.
The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
(Informal) Excess fat on the human body
(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
A curtailment of expenses.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To acquire or incur:
To reduce in scope, extent, etc.; shorten
To remove the ovaries of a female; spay.
To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
To remove material that is considered offensive or objectionable from (a book, for example); expurgate.
Trim means to remove, cut or decorate.
To reduce drastically
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
To sip (alcoholic liquor) in small amounts:
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.
To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To take something away from:
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
To cut short; reduce; abridge
To make more dense or compact; reduce the volume of; compress
To cut or cut off with shears or scissors
To reduce abruptly or by a large amount:
To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
(Intransitive) To become longer.
(Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
To make or grow longer.
To increase in amount or degree; intensify:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
Into or in a long position, as of a commodity market.
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