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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONCENTRATEverb

    To drive into a narrow compass; to drive towards the center.

    Etymology: concentrer, Fr. from con and centrum, Lat.

    Spirit of vinegar, concentrated and reduced to its greatest strength, will coagulate the serum. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Wikipedia

  1. Concentrate

    A concentrate is a form of substance that has had the majority of its base component (in the case of a liquid: the solvent) 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 reconstituted at the time of usage by the addition of the solvent.

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. Reiver Sanmartin:

    I was pretty emotional all day, i wanted to prove to everyone I belong here. There were nerves in the beginning but after that I was able to concentrate.

  2. Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip:

    There are still many patients arising from Daegu and nearby regions ... and sporadic infections continue to emerge elsewhere, though they're not spreading as fast, in fact, now is the time to concentrate all our capabilities to bring a clear reduction in infections.

  3. Lindsey Vonn:

    I don’t look at the points, I concentrate on my skiing.

  4. Arun Jaitley:

    I would in future, for some time, like to keep away from any responsibility, this will enable me to concentrate on my treatment and health.

  5. Robert Liner:

    If you are riddled with anxiety, you are not free to concentrate on what's most meaningful to you.

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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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