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