In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(lessen, lower)(number/amount) reducir(tension/pressure) disminuir(tension/pressure) reducir(rent/price/taxes) reducir(taxes/rent/price) rebajar(pain) aliviarreduce speed now — disminuya la velocidad
- The next car will be second hand and have a smaller engine to reduce fuel costs.
- They have greatly reduced the size and cost of most electronic products, while at the same time increasing their power and versatility.
- This reduces costs for both business and the Government.
- The current focus is on risk management and reducing the costs of handling claims.
- This teaches how you can permanently reduce you weight by reducing the carbohydrates you eat.
- Employers gain a better-trained workforce and reduced search costs for new employees.
- Young people considering setting up in business should look to reduce the risk involved as much as possible.
- It is not surprising that Europeans are prepared to pay a considerable amount to reduce the risk of such a change.
- He says it will cut red-tape for many businesses in Scotland and reduce their costs.
- These people are highly sensitive to carbohydrates and can't seem to lose any weight unless they severely reduce their carb intake.
- A new one-piece case also reduces size and cost.
- With this program, you can reduce bodyfat without losing hard-earned muscle.
- They suggest that recovering patients reduce iron in their diet.
- By practicing sound risk management on a daily basis, you can reduce and eliminate potential accidents and injuries.
- Maintaining the current workforce size but reducing the number of working hours across the board is not typically done.
- But what is being done to try and lower this risk and thus reduce the cost of car insurance for everyone?
- Using existing facilities and human resources can significantly reduce costs and security risks.
- It also helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- This drastically reduces the cost and size of a tunable solution to the system vendor.
- This vacuum not only holds products in place, it also compacts the package size, reducing the amount of space they take up in cartons.
1.2(bring down price of)(goods) rebajar
1.3(make smaller)(image/photograph) reducir
1.4Cooking(sauce) hacer reducir
- When the sauce is reduced, pour over the oxtail and reheat gently.
- She reduced the cooking liquid in a saucepan and added more white wine and spices before serving.
- You can drink the stock as soup or reduce the cooking liquid by 3/4 for a few minutes to make a delicious light sauce.
- As soon as the sauce has reduced by half, swirl in the butter and a little finely chopped mint.
- Steep large prunes in dessert wine for a few hours, then reduce the liquid with a dollop of butter in a heavy based pan till caramel consistency.
- Add the vinegar, raise the heat to high, and cook one minute to reduce the liquid.
- Remove onions and set aside; reduce cooking liquid to a light syrup consistency.
- If it is not, lift out the potatoes with a slotted spoon into a serving dish and reduce the sauce further by boiling.
- Cook over medium heat, reducing the liquid by one-third to make a syrup.
- Simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and aromatic.
- Turn up the heat, reduce the liquid by bubbling down to 150 ml, then whisk in the remaining butter.
- Season with a pinch of salt, add double cream, bubble for another minute or two, shaking the pan occasionally, until the sauce is reduced and nice and glossy.
- Add the wings back to the pan along with the chicken stock and tarragon and reduce the liquid by two thirds.
- Next, take out the lobsters, keep them warm and reduce the cooking liquid.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, reducing the liquid to a syrupy consistency.
1.5Medicine(fracture/dislocated limb/hernia) reducir
- The dislocation should be reduced as soon as possible.
- Kocher's manoeuvre was attempted to reduce the dislocation.
- The dislocation is reduced at the hospital in Taos, but there are so many broken bones that I'll need surgery.
2.1(break down, simplify)to reduce sth to sth — reducir algo a algo
- There is no need to reduce the proper fractions to their lowest forms - Euclid's algorithm will still give the correct CF.
- But Zu would know how to reduce fractions to their lowest terms by dividing top and bottom by the greatest common divisor.
2.2Mathematics(fraction/division sum) simplificar
3(bring to undesirable state)to reduce sth/sb to sth
- their policies have reduced the country to poverty — sus políticas han sumido al país en la pobreza
- they reduced the city to ruins — dejaron la ciudad en ruinas
- they were reduced to slavery/begging — se vieron reducidos a la esclavitud/obligados a mendigar
- he was reduced to tears by her harsh words — sus duras palabras lo hicieron llorar
- he was reduced to the ranks — lo degradaron a soldado raso
1USadelgazarrebajar River Plate
- They'd be reduced to blubbering babies, begging for their lives.
- They, who had had careers and their own money, were reduced to baby-sitters and had to ask their husbands for money.
- The rivers that were raging torrents as I crossed them last December were reduced to babbling brooks.
- Both were reduced to pathetic caricatures of themselves by the height and steepness of the bunker face.
- A large part of the Paradise Hotel was reduced to rubble and the rest was reduced to a smouldering shell.
- Their houses, shops and factories were reduced to ashes.
- Some houses were reduced to neat rectangles of foot-high rubble.
- Survivors pulled belongings out of their destroyed homes, some of which were reduced to piles of dust.
- By Sunday morning more than 300,000 buildings had disappeared and two-thirds of the city were reduced to smouldering ashes.
- The family was distraught on Monday after a lifetime's possessions were reduced to ashes in just minutes.
- Reactions in which atoms of the same element are both oxidized and reduced are disproportionation reactions.
- During these reactions, the molecule that donates the electron is oxidized and the molecule that accepts the electron is reduced.
- Likewise, when an atom is reduced, it gains an electron and becomes more negative.
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