Reducer - definition, pronunciation

Amer.   American pronunciation of the word reducer
Brit.   British pronunciation of the word reducer

noun

- a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the loose silver (syn: reductant)
- pipefitting that joins two pipes of different diameter

Examples

He was the first reducer of the University of Cambridge from rudeness and barbarity, into good literature and learning.

The medicine reduces the risk of infection.

We are trying to reduce our debt.

Stricter speed limit enforcement has reduced the number of car accidents.

Her prison sentence was reduced from 15 years to 10.

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