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Meaning & Definition of Reducing in English

English

Reducing

/rədusɪŋ/

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
    synonym:
  • reduction
  • ,
  • reducing

2. Loss of excess weight (as by dieting)

  • Becoming slimmer
  • "A doctor supervised her reducing"
    synonym:
  • reducing