deduct

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From Latin deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere (lead from).

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deduct (third-person singular simple present deducts, present participle deducting, simple past and past participle deducted)

  1. To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
    I will deduct the cost of the can of peas from the money I owe you.

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