Reducing
Reducing Re*du"cing (r?*d?"s?ng), a & n. from {Reduce}. [1913 Webster]

{Reducing furnace} (Metal.), a furnace for reducing ores.

{Reducing pipe fitting}, a pipe fitting, as a coupling, an elbow, a tee, etc., for connecting a large pipe with a smaller one.

{Reducing valve}, a device for automatically maintaining a diminished pressure of steam, air, gas, etc., in a pipe, or other receiver, which is fed from a boiler or pipe in which the pressure is higher than is desired in the receiver. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reducing — Reduce Re*duce (r[ e]*d[=u]s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reduced} ( d[=u]st ),; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reducing} ( d[=u] s[i^]ng).] [L. reducere, reductum; pref. red . re , re + ducere to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Redoubt}, n.] 1. To bring or lead back to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reducing — noun 1. 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 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑reduction • Derivationally related forms: ↑reduce •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reducing — adjective That causes reduction …   Wiktionary

  • reducing — Synonyms and related words: abating, allaying, alleviating, assuaging, blunting, calorie counting, chastening, cushioning, dampening, damping, deadening, diminishing, dulling, easing, lessening, mitigating, relaxing, slenderizing, slimming,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reducing — Смотри Редуцирование …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • reducing — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lowering, lessening, decreasing, diminishing, cutting down, shortening, foreshortening, condensing, compressing, paring down, marking down, discounting, contracting, downsizing, shrinking, shriveling, dieting, slimming down;… …   English dictionary for students

  • reducing — n. decreasing, lessening, diminishing re·duce || rɪ duːs / dju v. lessen, diminish, decrease …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reducing — re·duc·ing …   English syllables

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