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subtract

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Etymology

From Latin subtractus, past participle of subtrahere to draw from beneath, withdraw, remove; sub under + trahere to draw

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Verb

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Infinitive
to subtract

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to subtract (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To remove or reduce; especially to reduce a quantity or number
    If you subtract the $100 for gas and bridge toll, it was a fairly inexpensive trip.

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