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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of reduce.
  • adj. Made smaller or less, resulting from reduction.
  • adj. Reduced, lowered in price; on sale, at discount price
  • adj. In cookery, of a sauce etc., made more concentrated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made less in size or amount or degree
  • adj. well below normal (especially in price)


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