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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reductive(adj)

    characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment

    "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere


  1. reductive(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or causing physical reduction.

  2. reductive(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to reductionism or reductivism.

  3. reductive(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or causing figurative reduction; belittling, disparaging, ridiculing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reductive(adj)

    tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing

  2. Reductive(noun)

    a reductive agent

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rductif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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