reducible hernia n.
A hernia in which the contents of the sac can be returned to their normal location by manipulation.
verb (used with object), reduced, reducing. 1. to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc.: to reduce one’s weight by 10 pounds. 2. to lower in degree, intensity, etc.: to reduce the speed of a car. 3. to bring down to a lower rank, dignity, etc.: a sergeant reduced to a corporal. […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance that causes another substance to undergo reduction and that is oxidized in the process. reducing agent noun 1. (chem) a substance that reduces another substance in a chemical reaction, being itself oxidized in the process Compare oxidizing agent reducing agent n. A substance that chemically reduces other substances, especially by […]
noun 1. a lens or mirror that produces a virtual image of an object smaller than the object itself. reducing glass noun 1. a lens or curved mirror that produces an image smaller than the object observed
verb (used with object) 1. to reduce.