from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as subduce, 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To push under or below.
  • verb intransitive To move downwards underneath something.
  • verb rare To remove; to deduct; to take away; to disregard.


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  • And what I found to be interesting and I forgot about this, because I hadn't really been following this the last six or 12 months, that Puerto Rican trench, which is pretty much where the ocean floor just drops off because these two plates collide and subduct goes down over 25,000 feet.

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2010

  • On reaching the shelf break, these waters subduct below the polar mixed layer and enter the arctic halocline, forming Pacific Summer Water (PSW), identified by a shallow temperature maximum at depths 40 to 60 m and salinities near 31.5.

    Anticipated changes in physical conditions in the Arctic

  • As the plates come together they can slip side by side or one can subduct.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2009

  • My understanding was that the standing hypothesis for the lack of PT on Venus is that the lithosphere of Venus is simply too warm to subduct.

    Potentially Habitable Planet Found - The Panda's Thumb

  • And thereby to subduct them from under the absolute power of the vanity of their minds, by one means or other he fixeth in them steady thoughts concerning himself, and their relation unto him.


  • Men may think either to appeal from them, or one way or other subduct themselves from under their power.


  • Again: if true believers shall live, and continue to the saving of their souls, in opposition to them that fall away to perdition, then they shall certainly persevere in their faith, for these two are but one and the same; but that true believers shall live, and believe to the saving of their souls, in opposition to them that draw back, or subduct themselves, to perdition, is the assertion of the Holy Ghost: ergo.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • To remove and take this away — to disentangle the mind in its reasonings, to recover an acquaintance with the works of God, to subduct the soul from under the effects of the curse of division of tongues — is the aim and tendency of literature.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • He never afforded himself any fresh meat; and even the fruit and vegetables, which are so necessary and so cheap, he could obtain only by barter from the negroes, for the small share of provisions which he could subduct from his own allowance.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • The small importer, who requires all the money he can raise for investments abroad, and who can but ill afford to pay the lowest duty, would have to subduct in advance a portion of his funds in order to pay the duties, and would lose the interest upon the amount thus paid for all the time the goods might remain unsold, which might absorb his profits.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)


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  • "Withdraw, subtract, deduct, remove" --Merriam-Webster Unabridged

    March 21, 2009

  • I usually think of it as meaning "bury", as if by geological action. (The papers are subducted on my desk.)

    March 21, 2009

  • The destroyer fired a torpedo but the subduct.

    March 21, 2009