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Definitions of reducing

  1. loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer; "a doctor supervised her reducing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for reducing

  1. Tessibel sank down, down, among her boots and rags, his words reducing her to tears. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  2. In old days they chafed at the time which was consumed in assembling the ships, at the necessity for reducing speed to enable the slower vessels to keep up with the procession, and at the delay in getting their cargoes into port. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick