reducing has definitions from the field of chemistry
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[ noun ] (chemistry) 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

Synonyms

reduction

Used in print

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

On_the_other_hand , there are a_few antithyroid drugs of this same general type , such as resorcinol , possessing no reducing activity and possibly acting through formation of a complex with molecular iodine .

2
[ noun ] loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer

Examples

"a doctor supervised her reducing"

Related terms

loss reduce

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