reducing

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: reducing

1
n
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
2
n
loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: reducing
1

n 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

Synonyms:
reduction
Type of:
chemical reaction, reaction
(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
2

n loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer

“a doctor supervised her reducing
Type of:
loss
gradual decline in amount or activity
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