What does concentrate mean?

Definitions for concentrateˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concentrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dressed ore, concentrate(noun)

    the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

  2. concentrate(noun)

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

  3. concentrate(verb)

    a concentrated example of something

    "the concentrate of contemporary despair"

  4. concentrate(verb)

    make denser, stronger, or purer

    "concentrate juice"

  5. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

  6. centralize, centralise, concentrate(verb)

    make central

    "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

  7. digest, condense, concentrate(verb)

    make more concise

    "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

  8. concentrate(verb)

    draw together or meet in one common center

    "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

  9. condense, concentrate, contract(verb)

    compress or concentrate

    "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

  10. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate(verb)

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

  11. reduce, boil down, concentrate(verb)

    cook until very little liquid is left

    "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"


  1. concentrate(Noun)

    A substance that is in a condensed form.

  2. concentrate(Verb)

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

  3. concentrate(Verb)

    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.

  4. concentrate(Verb)

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

    Population tends to concentrate in cities.

  5. concentrate(Verb)

    To focus one's thought or attention (on).

  6. Origin: From French concentrer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concentrate(verb)

    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

  2. Concentrate(verb)

    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

  3. Concentrate(verb)

    to approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities


  1. Concentrate

    A concentrate is a form of substance which has had the majority of its base component removed. Typically this will be the removal of water from a solution or suspension such as the removal of water from fruit juice. One benefit of producing a concentrate is that of a reduction in weight and volume for transportation as the concentrate can be re-constituted at the time of usage by the addition of the solvent.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concentrate

    kon′sen-trāt, or kon-sen′-, v.t. to bring towards a common centre: to bring into a closer union: to condense, to render more intense the properties of.—adj. Concen′trated (also Con′-).—n. Concentrā′tion, act of concentrating: condensation: the keeping of the mind fixed on something.—adj. Concen′trative, tending to concentrate.—n. Concen′trativeness. [A lengthened form of Concentre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentrate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3327

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentrate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2624

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentrate' in Verbs Frequency: #294


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Friedman:

    Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.

  2. Ashraf Ghani:

    Deadlines concentrate the mind. But deadlines should not be dogmas.

  3. Buddha:

    Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

  4. Kathleen Norris:

    If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.

  5. Charles Dickens:

    I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time...

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Translations for concentrate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تركز, ركزArabic
  • съсредоточавам, концентрат, концентрирам, насочвам към общ центърBulgarian
  • concentrarCatalan, Valencian
  • soustředit, koncentrát, koncentrovatCzech
  • konzentrieren, Konzentrat, [[sich]] [[konzentrieren]]German
  • συμπύκνωμαGreek
  • concentrarse, concentrar, concentradoSpanish
  • متمرکز کردنPersian
  • rikaste, keskittyä, keskittää, konsentraatti, väkevöidä, rikastaa, tiivisteFinnish
  • concentrer, concentréFrench
  • תרכיזHebrew
  • koncentrátumHungarian
  • concentrato, concentrare, concentrarsiItalian
  • 集中, 凝縮Japanese
  • animadvertoLatin
  • arotahi, whakakukū, kukūMāori
  • concentrerenDutch
  • концентрироваться, сосредоточить, концентра́т, сконцентрировать, сконцентрироваться, сосредоточивать, концентрировать, сосредоточиваться, сосредоточитьсяRussian
  • koncentrera sig, koncentrera, koncentratSwedish

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