reduce by

reduce (something) by (something)

To make something smaller, weaker, narrower, etc., by some amount, degree, or margin. The government has reduced our budget by nearly 25%. Even reducing the temperature on the thermostat by a few degrees could save you hundreds on your energy bill each month.
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reduce something by something

to diminish something by a certain amount. I have to reduce your allowance by two dollars per week until you pay me back for the broken window. I will reduce the bill by a few dollars.
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For the red wine reduction: In a large saucepan, combine red wine and shallots; reduce by three quarters.
For the truffle emulsion: In a saute pan, bring stock to boil and reduce by half.