: subtract
so far from adding to, it will substract from, the quantity of labor necessaryJeremy Bentham

Word History


Late Latin substractus, past participle of substrahere to draw from beneath, withdraw, alteration (influenced by Latin subs-, variant of sub-) of Latin subtrahere

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“Substract.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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