1. reduce, come down, boil down, become, turn

usage: be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"

2. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

3. reduce, boil down, concentrate, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

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