What does reducing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reduction, reducingnoun

    any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent

  2. reducingnoun

    loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer

    "a doctor supervised her reducing"


  1. reducingadjective

    That causes reduction.


  1. reducing

    Reducing is the process of making something smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, or scale. It can also refer to simplifying or breaking down a complex issue or substance into simpler forms. In cooking, it can refer to the process of thickening or intensifying the flavor of a liquid by boiling it. In chemistry, it refers to a reaction that involves the gain of electrons. It can also refer to the act of correcting or eliminating something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reducing

    of Reduce

  2. Reducing

    a & n. from Reduce

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reducing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3350

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reducing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4021

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reducing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reducing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of reducing in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.

  2. David Bier:

    It tells me that the party is more interested in reducing the number of foreigners in the United States than in reducing illegal immigration, one reason to allow people to immigrate legally is to reduce the incentives to come illegally, and so this entire portion of that immigration bill is working at cross-purposes to the goal of securing the border and reducing illegal immigration.

  3. Mitch Bainwol:

    There is a direct link between reducing crashes and reducing CO2 emissions.

  4. David Wilson:

    We know that antiretroviral treatment works. It keeps people alive, and it also works in reducing the risk of transmission to other people, it is clear that the number one priority in reducing HIV in this country is to target men who have sex with men with better services so they can access testing and then be linked into treatment.

  5. Robert Storey:

    Many countries have made good progress towards reducing risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure but much less effort has been extended on reducing exposure to air pollution.

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