Concentrate meaning

kŏnsən-trāt
To direct one's thoughts or efforts; fix one's attention (on or upon)
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(intransitive) To focus one's thought or attention (on).
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A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid.

Pineapple juice concentrate.

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To concentrate is defined as to focus, bring to a common center or increase the strength of.

An example of to concentrate is focusing your energy on healing.

An example of to concentrate is to bring three lanes of traffic into one lane of traffic.

An example of to concentrate is to boil balsamic vinegar until it is a thick, strong tasting syrup.

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To bring to, or direct toward, a common center.
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To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
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To direct one's thoughts or attention.

We concentrated on the task before us.

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A substance that is in a condensed form.
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To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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To increase the strength, density, or intensity of.
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To come to or toward a common center.
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To increase in strength, density, or intensity.
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A substance that has been concentrated; specif., a liquid that has been made denser, as by the removal of some of its water.

Orange-juice concentrate.

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(intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.

To concentrate rays of light into a focus.

To concentrate the attention.

Let me concentrate!

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To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; -- opposed to dilute.

To concentrate acid by evaporation.

To concentrate by washing.

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To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.

Population tends to concentrate in cities.

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Origin of concentrate

  • From concenter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French concentrer.

    From Wiktionary