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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment;
- Example: "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reductive \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reductive adj 1: characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment; "their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "reductive": ablative, arrested, backward, coarse, conceptually crude, contractive, crude, declining, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent, deductive, deliquescent, diminishing, diminuendo, dwindling, embryonic, erosive, in embryo, in ovo, in the rough, intellectually childish, languishing, lessening, on the wane, oversimple, reductionistic, rough, roughcast, roughhewn, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, simplistic, stunted, subsiding, subtractive, unblown, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unfashioned, unfinished, unformed, unhewn, unlabored, unlicked, unpolished, unprocessed, unrefined, untreated, unworked, unwrought, waning