Translation of reduce in Spanish:

reduce

reducir, v.

Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʒuːs//rɪˈdjuːs//rəˈd(j)us/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(lessen, lower)

      (number/amount) reducir
      (tension/pressure) disminuir
      (tension/pressure) reducir
      (rent/price/taxes) reducir
      (taxes/rent/price) rebajar
      (pain) aliviar
      reduce 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.

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    • 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

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    (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
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    Chemistry
    reducir

intransitive verb

  • 1US

    adelgazar
    rebajar 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.