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To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
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  1. To reduce in width or extent; make narrower.
  2. To decrease or limit in width
  3. To become narrower; contract.
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
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  1. To make sparse.
  2. (Intransitive) To become sparse.
To bring into a certain order; systematize
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  1. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  2. To become reduced
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
(Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
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  1. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
  3. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
(Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
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  1. (Roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
  2. A reduction or discontinuance, as of production, personnel, etc.
  3. The act or result of cutting back
A decreasing; lessening; diminution
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  1. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
  2. The amount by which something decreases.
  3. The act or process of decreasing.
The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
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  1. The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
  2. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
  3. A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
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  1. The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
(Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
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  1. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
  2. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
  3. The resulting reduction; decrease.
Something that causes a gradual loss:
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  1. Something that causes a gradual loss:
  2. (Surgery) A tube or other device for drawing off discharge, fluid, etc. from a cavity, wound, etc.
  3. (Medicine) A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or body cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
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  1. The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
  2. The result of reducing:
  3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
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  1. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
  2. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
  3. A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
  3. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
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  1. To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
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  1. (Music) To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.
  2. (Archit.) To cause to taper
  3. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
To cause (a resource or supply of something) to be used up gradually and often completely.
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  1. To cause (a resource or supply of something) to be used up gradually and often completely.
  2. To become empty by the drawing off of liquid:
  3. To receive the waters of
(Intransitive, figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
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  1. (Intransitive, figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
  2. To cause to dwindle:
  3. (Intransitive) To decrease, shrink, diminish, reduce in size.
To fall back from the flood stage.
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  1. To fall back from the flood stage.
  2. To weaken or lessen; decline
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.
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  1. The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.
  2. To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
  3. (Informal) To become gradually smaller, weaker, etc. and then cease or disappear
To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
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  1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
  2. To lessen; diminish.
  3. (Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Cooking) To boil (a liquid) in order to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavors
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  1. (Cooking) To boil (a liquid) in order to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavors
  2. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
  3. To bring into a certain order; systematize
(Intransitive) To gradually subside or diminish; to tail off.
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  1. (Intransitive) To gradually subside or diminish; to tail off.
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