Meaning of REDUCE in English
( n. )
To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012