reducing, a & n.
Reducing furnace (Metal.), a furnace for reducing ores. -- Reducing pipe fitting, a pipe fitting, as a coupling, an elbow, a tee, etc., for connecting a large pipe with a smaller one. -- Reducing valve, a device for automatically maintaining a diminished pressure of steam, air, gas, etc., in a pipe, or other receiver, which is fed from a boiler or pipe in which the pressure is higher than is desired in the receiver.
a & n.
. [1913 Webster
abating, allaying, alleviating, assuaging, blunting, calorie-counting, chastening, cushioning, dampening, damping, deadening, diminishing, dulling, easing, lessening, mitigating, relaxing, slenderizing, slimming, softening, subduing, tempering, weight-watching