reduce [-d, -s] v

L. redūcěre, bring back, restore, replace < re-, again + dūcěre, lead, bring.

  1. Diminish; decrease; depreciate; devalue; cause to seem small and unimportant in comparison.
  2. Shrink; lessen; grow smaller.
  3. Degrade; cheapen; debase; demean.
  4. [Fig.] eliminate; destroy; kill; suppress; repress; subdue; extinguish; quench; snuff out; put down; do away with.