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reduce

US [rɪˈdus]
UK [rɪˈdjuːs]
  • v.减少;(使)蒸发;减轻体重;节食
  • Web减量;降低;简化
Simple Present:reduces  Present Participle:reducing  Past Tense:reduced  
reduce
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v.
1.
[t]
减少,缩小(尺寸、数量、价格等)to make sth less or smaller in size, quantity, price, etc.
Reduce speed now(= on a sign) .
减速行驶。
Giving up smoking reduces the risk of heart disease.
戒烟会减少得心脏病的风险。
Costs have been reduced by 20% over the past year.
过去一年,成本支出已经减少了 20%。
The number of employees was reduced from 40 to 25.
雇员人数从 40 人减少到了 25 人。
The skirt was reduced to £10 in the sale.
在大减价期间,这条裙子减价到 10 英镑。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)蒸发if youreduce a liquid or a liquidreduces , you boil it so that it becomes less in quantity
3.
[i]
(informal)
减轻体重;节食to lose weight by limiting the amount and type of food that you eat
a reducing plan
节食计划
4.
[t]
~ sth
使还原;去氧;脱氧to add one or more electrons to a substance or to remove oxygen from a substance

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