verb sub·stract \səbzˈtrakt, -bˈst-\

Definition of substract


  1. :  subtract so far from adding to, it will substract from, the quantity of labor necessary — Jeremy Bentham

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Origin and Etymology of substract

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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