Definition of Reducing

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Reduction
Generic synonyms: Chemical Reaction, Reaction
Derivative terms: Reduce

2. Noun. Loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer. "A doctor supervised her reducing"
Generic synonyms: Loss
Derivative terms: Reduce

Definition of Reducing

1. Verb. (present participle of reduce) ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) That causes reduction. ¹

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Definition of Reducing

1. reduce [v] - See also: reduce

Medical Definition of Reducing

1. From Reduce. Reducing furnace, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reducing

reduced haemoglobin
reduced instruction set computer
reduced instruction set computing
reduced interarch distance
reducible hernia
reducing (current term)
reducing agent
reducing agents
reducing diet
reducing enzyme
reducing sugar
reducing sugars
reducing valve

Literary usage of Reducing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"A NEW METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE reducing SUGARS. ... As the reducing power of glucose decreases with increase in the volume of the solution, ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"The amt. of this increased reduction depends on the concn. of sucrose, reducing sugar, and Cu soin., and on the manner of heating. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"reducing SUBSTANCES, OTHER THAN GLUCOSE, IN DIABETIC URINE. Struck with the discrepancies in the quantitative results obtained by subjecting the same ..."

4. Metallurgy of Copper by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1914)
"reducing Smelting in the Blast-furnace of Roasted (Raw) Sulphide Ore for Matte.—A reducing fusion in the blast-furnace is a process in which enough ..."

5. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1898)
"From observations on the reduction of the alkalinity of the lime-glucose solution, as compared with its cupric oxide reducing power, Cuisinier believes the ..."

6. Experimental Engineering and Manual for Testing: For Engineers and for by Rolla Clinton Carpenter (1892)
"reducing-motions for Indicators.—The maximum motion of the ... Various combinations of levers and pulleys have been used * for reducing-motions, ..."

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