Definition of subtract
- subtract 5 from 9
- subtract funds from the project
if you subtract 10 from 23, you get 13
you can subtract the time you spent daydreaming from your total homework time
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First Known Use: 1557See Words from the same year
: to take (a number or amount) from another number or amount
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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