Subduce to Subjected

(Sub*duce" Sub*duct") v. t. [L. subducere, subductum; sub under + ducere to lead, to draw. See Duke, and cf. Subdue.]

1. To withdraw; to take away. Milton.

2. To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.

If, out of that infinite multitude of antecedent generations, we should subduce ten.
Sir M. Hale.

(Sub*duc"tion) n. [L. subductio.]

1. The act of subducting or taking away. Bp. Hall.

2. Arithmetical subtraction. Sir M. Hale.

(Sub*due") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subdued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Subduing.] [OE. soduen, OF. sosduire to seduce, L. subtus below (fr. sub under) + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Subduct.]

1. To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.

I will subdue all thine enemies.
1 Chron. xvii. 10.

2. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.

Nothing could have subdued nature
To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.

If aught . . . were worthy to subdue
The soul of man.

3. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.

4. To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.

5. To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.

6. To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.

7. To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.

8. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.

Syn. — To conquer; overpower; overcome; surmount; vanquish. See Conquer.

(Sub*dued") a.

1. Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.

2. Not glaring in color; soft in tone.

(Sub*due"ment) n. Subdual. [Obs.] Shak.

(Sub*du"er) n. One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror. Spenser.

(Sub*dul"cid) a. [Pref. sub + L. dulcis sweet.] Somewhat sweet; sweetish. [R.]

(Sub"du*ple) a. (Math.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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