Sub*duce" (?), Sub*duct" (?), v. t. [L. subducere, subductum; sub under + ducere to lead, to draw. See Duke, and cf. Subdue.]
To withdraw; to take away.
To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.
If, out of that infinite multitude of antecedent generations, we should subduce ten.
Sir M. Hale.
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