Some verbs have adjective forms meaning the verb can be done. For example, "searchable" means "can be searched". I searched for the adjective form of "reduce" and found the word "reducible". However, as far I searched, it seems that this word is usually used in the field of chemistry. Does this word "reducible" can be used in general sentences, such as the following:

The shipping cost is reducible by negotiation.

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Your sentence is grammatical, but hardly idiomatic, since reducible is not normally used to mean "can be lowered". Its usual meaning is "can be simplified".

The shipping cost is negociable|negotiable.

is the standard idiomatic way to express "a lower price can be negotiated".

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