reduced circumstances

Definition of reduced circumstances

formal

  1. :  a situation in which a person has less money than formerly We will have to adjust to our reduced circumstances.

Word by Word Definitions

reduceplay reduced
  1. :  to draw together or cause to converge :  consolidate

    :  to diminish in size, amount, extent, or number

    :  to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavor of by boiling

circumstanceplay circumstances
  1. :  a condition, fact, or event accompanying, conditioning, or determining another :  an essential or inevitable concomitant

    :  a subordinate or accessory (see 2accessory 2) fact or detail

    :  a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event (as a crime)


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