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- (transitive) To cause an object to decrease or become smaller in some parameter, e.g. to shrink
- (transitive, economics) To reduce the amount of available currency or credit and thus lower prices.
- (intransitive) To become deflated.
- (transitive) To let down or disappoint.
- (transitive, computing) To compress (data) according to a particular algorithm.
reduction, usually in volume