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 for Subordinating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subordinate \Sub*or"di*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Subordinated; p. pr. & vb. n. Subordinating.]
     1. To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as
        of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one
        creature to another.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate
        the passions to reason.
        [1913 Webster] -- Sub*or"di*nate*ly, adv. --
        Sub*or"di*nate*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause;
             "`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating
             conjunction" [syn: subordinating(a), subordinative]
             [ant: coordinating(a), coordinative]

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