from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a & n. from reduce.
  • (Metal.) a furnace for reducing ores.
  • a pipe fitting, as a coupling, an elbow, a tee, etc., for connecting a large pipe with a smaller one.
  • a device for automatically maintaining a diminished pressure of steam, air, gas, etc., in a pipe, or other receiver, which is fed from a boiler or pipe in which the pressure is higher than is desired in the receiver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of reduce.
  • adjective chemistry That causes reduction.

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

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


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