used to counteract or offest the economic effects of a recession:
the president’s antirecessionary program.
a person or thing that reduces. Photography. an oxidizing solution for lessening the density of an exposed negative. a developing agent. (in plumbing) a coupling decreasing in diameter at one end. Compare (def 2). Historical Examples The alkali sets the reducer in action and is called the accelerator. The Barnet Book of Photography Various Or, […]
to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc.: to reduce one’s weight by 10 pounds. to lower in degree, intensity, etc.: to reduce the speed of a car. to bring down to a lower rank, dignity, etc.: a sergeant reduced to a corporal. to treat analytically, as a complex idea. to lower […]
the act of or the state of being . the amount by which something is or diminished. a form produced by ; a copy on a smaller scale. Cell Biology. meiosis, especially the first meiotic cell division in which the chromosome number is by half. Chemistry. the process or result of . Movies. the process […]
of or relating to ; serving to reduce or abridge: an urgent need for reductive measures. of or relating to change from one form to another: reductive chemical processes. employing an analysis of a complex subject into a simplified, less detailed form; of, pertaining to, or employing ; reductionistic. something causing or inducing a reductive […]