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Hunguta - Reduce

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Hunguta is a Xitsonga word meaning "Reduce" in English.
Same spellings: Hunguta - Reduce. Lessen

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Definition of reduce
- Reduce v
- Cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits" [syn: {cut down}, {cut back}, {trim}, {trim down}, {trim back}, {cut}, {bring down}]
- Make less complex; "reduce a problem to a single question"
- Bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
- Simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
- Lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation; "She reduced her niece to a servant"
- Be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise" [syn: {come down}, {boil down}]
- Reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?" [syn: {shrink}]
- Lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living"
- Make smaller; "reduce an image" [syn: {scale down}] [ant: {blow up}]
- To remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons [syn: {deoxidize}, {deoxidise}] [ant: {oxidize}, {oxidize}]
- Narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners" [syn: {tighten}]
- Put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: {repress}, {quash}, {keep down}, {subdue}, {subjugate}]
- Undergo meiosis; "The cells reduce"
- Reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
- Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened" [syn: {abridge}, {foreshorten}, {abbreviate}, {shorten}, {cut}, {contract}] [ant: {elaborate}]
- Be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup" [syn: {boil down}, {decoct}, {concentrate}]
- Cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time" [syn: {boil down}, {concentrate}]
- Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon" [syn: {dilute}, {thin}, {thin out}, {cut}]
- Take off weight [syn: {melt off}, {lose weight}, {slim}, {slenderize}, {thin}, {slim down}] [ant: {gain}]
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