Definitions for: Concentrate


[n] a concentrated example; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"
[n] a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
[n] the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
[v] cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
[v] be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
[v] make dense or denser; of the solvent of a solution
[v] make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
[v] compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
[v] make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
[v] focus one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
[v] draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*cen"trate (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Concentrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Concentrating.] [Pref. con-
+ L. centrum center. Cf. Concenter.]
1. 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.

(He) concentrated whole force at his own camp.
--Motley.

2. 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.

Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its
greatest strength. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: To combine; to condense; to consolidate.


Con*cen"trate (? or ?), v. i.
To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as,
population tends to concentrate in cities.

Synonyms: boil down, center, centralise, centralize, centre, condense, decoct, dressed ore, focus, pore, reduce, rivet

Antonyms: decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate

See Also: abbreviate, abridge, absorb, alter, capsule, capsulise, capsulize, cerebrate, change, change state, cogitate, contract, converge, cut, decrease, diminish, encapsulate, engross, engulf, epitome, evaporated milk, fall, food product, foodstuff, foreshorten, frozen orange juice, hear, image, immerse, lessen, listen, minify, orange-juice concentrate, ore, paradigm, plunge, prototype, recall, shorten, soak up, steep, take heed, telescope, think, tomato concentrate, turn, zoom in

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