What does concentrate mean?

Definitions for concentrate
ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪtcon·cen·trate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dressed ore, concentratenoun

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

  2. concentratenoun

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

  3. concentrateverb

    a concentrated example of something

    "the concentrate of contemporary despair"

  4. concentrateverb

    make denser, stronger, or purer

    "concentrate juice"

  5. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetverb

    direct one's attention on something

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

  6. centralize, centralise, concentrateverb

    make central

    "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

  7. digest, condense, concentrateverb

    make more concise

    "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

  8. concentrateverb

    draw together or meet in one common center

    "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

  9. condense, concentrate, contractverb

    compress or concentrate

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

  10. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateverb

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

  11. reduce, boil down, concentrateverb

    cook until very little liquid is left

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

Wiktionary

  1. concentratenoun

    A substance that is in a condensed form.

  2. concentrateverb

    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.

  3. concentrateverb

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

  4. concentrateverb

    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

  5. concentrateverb

    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.

    Antonym: dilute

  6. concentrateverb

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

    Population tends to concentrate in cities.

  7. concentrateverb

    To focus one's thought or attention.

    Let me concentrate!

  8. Etymology: From French concentrer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concentrateverb

    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. Concentrateverb

    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. Concentrateverb

    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.

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of concentrate in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Look, all of this puts the cart before the horse, you need, it seems to me, a lecture to concentrate on what the news is today. Not a leaked draft. But the fact that the draft was leaked.

  2. Kristalina Georgieva:

    We are more concerned about falling behind in relative terms than we are today concerned about debt levels, what we’re urging in Latin America is, please concentrate on the reforms that would bring more vibrancy to growth.

  3. Skov Olsen:

    It was so nice to see him standing right in front of you, it's important for us to know Christian is OK so we can concentrate on the rest of the tournament.

  4. Hua Chunying:

    I don't know if everyone has the same feeling as I do upon hearing this: that some people in the United States have hearts which are too big and hands which are too long; they always want to be the world's policeman or judge, but actually, as everyone has seen, recently the domestic problems of the United States are not small. So we hope that they can first concentrate efforts on properly handling their own domestic problems.

  5. Hellen Obiri:

    I have a lot of speed work to do between now and then. I have worked hard on my endurance and now I need to concentrate on the last 300m.

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Translations for concentrate

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  • ركز, تركزArabic
  • съсредоточавам, концентрирам, концентрат, насочвам към общ центърBulgarian
  • concentrarCatalan, Valencian
  • soustředit, koncentrát, koncentrovatCzech
  • konzentrieren, Konzentrat, [[sich]] [[konzentrieren]]German
  • συμπύκνωμαGreek
  • concentrar, concentrado, concentrarseSpanish
  • متمرکز کردنPersian
  • rikastaa, konsentraatti, keskittää, tiiviste, rikaste, väkevöidä, keskittyäFinnish
  • concentrer, concentréFrench
  • תרכיזHebrew
  • koncentrátumHungarian
  • concentrarsi, concentrato, concentrareItalian
  • 集中, 凝縮Japanese
  • animadvertoLatin
  • kukū, whakakukū, arotahiMāori
  • concentrerenDutch
  • концентрировать, сосредоточиваться, сосредоточивать, сконцентрироваться, сконцентрировать, концентра́т, сосредоточиться, сосредоточить, концентрироватьсяRussian
  • koncentrera, koncentrat, koncentrera sigSwedish
  • yoğunlaşmakTurkish

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