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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: deductus, past participle of deducere; DEDUCE

deduct

verb
     
de‧duct [transitive]
to take away an amount or part from a total [= subtract]
deduct something from something
The payments will be deducted from your salary.
deductible adjective:
Interest charges are tax deductible.

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