What does concentrate mean?

Definitions for concentrate
ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪtcon·cen·trate

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. concentrate(Noun)

    A substance that is in a condensed form.

    Etymology: From French concentrer

  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; -- opposed to dilute.

    Etymology: From French concentrer

  3. concentrate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From French concentrer

  4. concentrate(Verb)

    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

    Etymology: From French concentrer.

  5. 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.

    Antonym: dilute

    Etymology: From French concentrer.

  6. concentrate(Verb)

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

    Population tends to concentrate in cities.

    Etymology: From French concentrer.

  7. concentrate(Verb)

    To focus one's thought or attention.

    Let me concentrate!

    Etymology: 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.

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

How to pronounce concentrate?

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How to say concentrate in sign language?

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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. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer:

    As we return to work under the cloud of crisis, Senate Republicans should concentrate on helping us recover from COVID-19, not confirming right-wing judges or protecting big businesses that threaten to put workers at serious risk.

  2. Aurora Berill:

    Concentrate on your goals and make a small step forward. Try to understand the doubts you are facing and keep going.

  3. Jonathan Mitchell:

    It's [Autism has] prevented me from making a living or ever having a girlfriend. It's given me bad fine motor coordination problems where I can hardly write. I have an impaired ability to relate to people. I can't concentrate or get things done.

  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. Buddha:

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

Images & Illustrations of concentrate

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Translations for concentrate

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  • 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
  • yoğunlaşmakTurkish

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