reduce

(redirected from reducing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

reduce

 [re-do̳s´]
1. to restore to the normal place or relation of parts, as to reduce a fracture.
2. to undergo reduction.
3. to decrease in weight or size.

re·duce

(rē-dūs'),
1. To place back into a preferred position; to perform reduction (1).
2. In chemistry, to initiate reduction (2).
[L. re-duco, to lead back, restore, reduce]

reduce

(rĭ-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
v. re·duced, re·ducing, re·duces
v.tr.
1. To bring down, as in extent, amount, or degree; diminish.
2. 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.
3. Medicine To restore (a fractured or displaced body part) to a normal condition or position.
v.intr.
1. To become diminished.
2. Biology To undergo meiosis.

re·duc′er n.
re·duc′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·duc′i·ble adj.
re·duc′i·bly adv.

re·duce

(rĕ-dūs')
1. To perform reduction (1).
2. chemistry To initiate reduction (2).
[L. re-duco, to lead back, restore, reduce]

Reduce

To restore a part of the body to its normal position or place, as in treating a fracture or dislocation. The repositioning of the bone or body part is called a reduction.
Mentioned in: Nasal Trauma

Patient discussion about reduce

Q. how can i reduce my blood pressure?

A. The main steps in lowering high blood pressure is to take some very important changes in lifestyle- consuming much less salt in food, losing weight and exercising regulary. If this doesn't help (and usually it doesn't help mainly when people don't try hard enought and make an effort), medications can be added to control the blood pressure.

Q. top tratments to reduce arthritis pain

A. here is an "arthritis pain center" could help you alot! it sure helped me:
http://www.arthritis.org/understanding-pain.php

Q. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I got many advices to stay away from hard drugs. What's the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' drugs?

A. No difference

More discussions about reduce
References in periodicals archive ?
When the interagency process to draft Clear Skies began in earnest in summer 2001, the key decisions in reducing fine particle pollution were how low would the sulfur dioxide cap be set, and how long would power companies have to slash emissions.
In contrast, in terms of reducing the cumulative number of new cases of TB, postexposure vaccines initially had substantially greater effectiveness than preexposure vaccines.
Add vermouth, reducing to almost dry, then add chicken stock.
Challenging clients to analyze their current business models, NVC provides a blueprint for achieving the ultimate, fully integrated supply chain, and identifies steps that companies can take to implement solutions that meet their specific business goals and needs, whether it is balancing inventory, raising customer service, reducing costs, or increasing revenue.
Ashby testified before the IRS Oversight Board on reducing taxpayer burden.
Reducing cash flow and earnings volatility benefits a firm by lowering its probability of financial distress, increasing its ability to internally plan and fund current and future investments, reducing its cost of borrowing from external sources, and enhancing its ability to minimize tax costs.
In 1997, we reported that a dietary approach using generous amounts of fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy products with reduced saturated and total fat was effective in reducing blood pressure.
The meeting at the Hague was supposed to fill in the blanks of the Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 international treaty intended to address global warming by ensuring that countries limit their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, chiefly by reducing the combustion of coal, oil, and gasoline (so-called fossil fuels).
The treaty set specific targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Besides reducing the use of restraints, the initiative also was aimed at educating the public, residents, family members, physicians and staff about what restraints are and the positive and negative outcomes of using them.
Under its proposed "materials accounting" policy, the agency is changing its emphasis from controlling the release of pollutants to reducing the consumption of certain materials as an end in itself - an end tied neither to reducing environmental risks nor to maintaining viable ecosystems.
As part of a large-scale study conducted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) of programs devoted to reducing police officer stress, researchers interviewed nearly 100 stress-management program directors, law enforcement administrators, mental health providers, union and association officials, officers and their families, and civilians.(3) The respondents agreed that the negative effects of stress on individual officers typically harm agencies as well as officers.