|1.||[ verb ] (food) be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces|
|Synonyms:||reduce concentrate boil_down|
"The sauce should reduce to one cup"
|Related terms:||decrease cooking concentrate|
|2.||[ verb ] extract the essence of something by boiling it|
|Related terms:||boil decoction|
|3.||[ verb ] steep in hot water|
|Related terms:||infuse steep|