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English noun: reducing

1. reducing (process) 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


Synonymsreduction


Broader (hypernym)chemical reaction, reaction

2. reducing (process) loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer


SamplesA doctor supervised her reducing.


Broader (hypernym)loss









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