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  1. sub·tract
    IPA[səbˈtrakt]
  2. verb

    • 1. take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference:

      subtract 43 from 60
    • 2. take away (something) from something else so as to decrease the size, number, or amount:

      programs were added and subtracted as called for
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: subtract, 3rd person present: subtracts, gerund or present participle: subtracting, past tense: subtracted, past participle: subtracted

    • verb

      take away (a number or amount) from another to calculate the difference:

      take away (something) from something else so as to decrease the size, number, or amount:

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