Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reduce

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9830

\ri-düs, -dyüs\ v [ME, to lead back, fr. L reducere, fr. re- + ducere to lead] (14c) To add a solvent or thinner to a coating, varnish, resin, latex, or emulsion for the purpose of lowering its viscosity and/or nonvolatile content.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA