A reduced thing has been lessened or subtracted from. If you want to ride your bike in Italy and you’re on a budget, look for reduced airfare. For a reduced risk of injury, wear a helmet when you get there.

To reduce something is to make it smaller or lessen it in some way. Therefore, anything reduced is smaller than it was before. If you’re pedaling your way through Italy and hit a giant hill, you’ll probably have reduced pedal power and go much slower. This word applies to things that are going down in degree or amount. There could be reduced pain, reduced cost, or reduced size. Anything described as reduced can also be called decreased.

Definitions of reduced
  1. adjective
    made less in size or amount or degree
    synonyms: decreased
    made smaller or less by melting or erosion or vaporization
    attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened
    reduced in strength
    of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion
    diminished or moderated
    belittled, diminished, small
    made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    cut, slashed
    (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
    (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
    reduced to the smallest possible size or amount or degree
    (of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
    shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken
    reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
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    made greater in size or amount or degree
    accrued, accumulated
    periodically accumulated over time
    added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
    increased or intensified in value or beauty or quality
    hyperbolic, inflated
    enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    enlarged, exaggerated, magnified
    enlarged to an abnormal degree
    greatly increased as by multiplication
    elevated, raised
    increased in amount or degree
    become much greater in intensity or size or amount
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  2. adjective
    well below normal (especially in price)
    synonyms: rock-bottom
    less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
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