3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Concentrate \Con*cen"trate\ (? or ?), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Concentrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concentrating}.] [Pref. con- + L. centrum center. Cf. {Concenter}.]

1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.

(He) concentrated whole force at his own camp. --Motley.

2. 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; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to {dilute}.

Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its greatest strength. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: To combine; to condense; to consolidate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Concentrate \Con*cen"trate\ (? or ?), verb (used without an object) To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore [syn: {dressed ore}, {concentrate}]

2: a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

3: a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"


1: make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice"

2: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: {concentrate}, {focus}, {center}, {centre}, {pore}, {rivet}]

3: make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food" [syn: {centralize}, {centralise}, {concentrate}] [ant: {decentralise}, {decentralize}, {deconcentrate}]

4: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary" [syn: {digest}, {condense}, {concentrate}]

5: draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

6: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan" [syn: {condense}, {concentrate}, {contract}]

7: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup" [syn: {boil down}, {reduce}, {decoct}, {concentrate}]

8: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time" [syn: {reduce}, {boil down}, {concentrate}]

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