reducing

Definitions of reducing
  1. noun
    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
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    type of:
    chemical reaction, reaction
    (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  2. noun
    loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
    “a doctor supervised her reducing
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    type of:
    loss
    gradual decline in amount or activity
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