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Meaning of REDUCTIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'duktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment; "their views of life were reductive and depreciabory" - R.H.Rovere
 

REDUCTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: subtractive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*duc"tive\ (-t?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]ductif.]
Tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing. --
n. A reductive agent. --Sir M. Hale.

 

 

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