Definitions for concentrateˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•cen•trateˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt(v.; n.)-trat•ed, -trat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to bring or draw to a common center; direct toward one point; focus:

    to concentrate one's attention on a problem.

  2. to put or bring into a single place, group, etc.:

    The population was concentrated in a few cities.

  3. to intensify; make denser, stronger, or purer, esp. by the removal or reduction of liquid.

  4. to separate (metal or ore) from rock, sand, etc., so as to improve the quality of the valuable portion.

    Category: Mining

  5. (v.i.)to bring all efforts, faculties, etc., to bear on one objective (often fol. by on or upon):

    to concentrate on solving a problem.

  6. to come to or toward a common center; converge; collect.

  7. to become more intense, stronger, or purer.

  8. (n.)a concentrated form of something:

    a juice concentrate.

Origin of concentrate:

1630–40; concentr (ic ) + -ate2; cf. F concentrer, It concentrare

con′cen•tra`tive-ˌtreɪ tɪv(adj.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. concentrate(verb)ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt

    to focus attention

    Be quiet - I need to concentrate.; to concentrate on the project; They concentrated their efforts on winning.

  2. concentrateˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt

    happening or focused in one place

    Population growth is concentrated in developing nations.

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

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


Translations for concentrate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

concentrate(verb)

to give all one's energies, attention etc to one thing

I wish you'd concentrate (on what I'm saying).

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