Definition of Concentrate

1. Noun. The desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore.

Exact synonyms: Dressed Ore
Generic synonyms: Ore

2. Verb. Make denser, stronger, or purer. "Concentrate juice"
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Concentration, Concentration, Concentration

3. Noun. A concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water.

4. Verb. Direct one's attention on something. "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
Exact synonyms: Center, Centre, Focus, Pore, Rivet
Specialized synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Soak Up, Steep, Recall, Think, Zoom In, Hear, Listen, Take Heed
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Related verbs: Rivet
Derivative terms: Center, Centering, Concentration, Concentration, Focus, Focusing, Focussing

5. Noun. A concentrated example of something. "The concentrate of contemporary despair"
Generic synonyms: Epitome, Image, Paradigm, Prototype

6. Verb. Make central. "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

7. Verb. Make more concise. "Condense the contents of a book into a summary"

8. Verb. Draw together or meet in one common center. "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"
Generic synonyms: Converge
Derivative terms: Concentration, Concentration

9. Verb. Compress or concentrate. "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
Exact synonyms: Condense, Contract
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Condense
Derivative terms: Concentration, Condensation, Contraction

10. Verb. Be cooked until very little liquid is left. "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
Exact synonyms: Boil Down, Decoct, Reduce
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Concentration, Concentration

11. Verb. Cook until very little liquid is left. "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
Exact synonyms: Boil Down, Reduce
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: Concentration, Concentration

Definition of Concentrate

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.

Definition of Concentrate

1. Verb. (transitive) , (intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Verb. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To focus one's thought or attention (on). ¹

5. Noun. A substance that is in a condensed form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Concentrate

1. [v -TRATED, -TRATING, -TRATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Concentrate

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concentrated human red blood corpuscle
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concentration-response curve
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Literary usage of Concentrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"One company, however, is shipping the concentrate direct without ... All concentrate produced is either from the flotation plant or from the mill. ..."

2. The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat by John A. Warden, III (1995)
"EMPHASIZE DEFENSE, OR concentrate ON OFFENSE In very broad terms, two theoretical approaches to winning air superiority exist, starting from a mutually ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"THAT THE SENTIMENTS OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONS ACCORD WITH THEIR OPINIONS IN LEADING THEM TO concentrate POLITICAL POWER. IP it be true that, in ages of equality ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"This was a wonderful advance. maturity these pigment granules concentrate at however, failed to discover the germ anywhere and a groat achievement for ..."

5. Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry by Pierre Joseph Macquer, Andrew Reid (1758)
"To concentrate Vinegar by ... to concentrate. Icicles will form in it ; but the whole liquor will not freeze. ..."

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