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concentrate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'concentrate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Concentrate [ v. i.]
- To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
2 . Concentrate [ 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'concentrate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . concentrate [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a concentrated example of something
Example in sentence:
  • the concentrate of contemporary despair
2 . concentrate [ v]
Meaning (2):
- make denser, stronger, or purer
Example in sentence:
  • concentrate juice
Meaning (3):
- make more concise
Example in sentence:
  • condense the contents of a book into a summary
Meaning (4):
- compress or concentrate
Example in sentence:
  • Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan
Meaning (5):
- direct one's attention on something
Example in sentence:
  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
Meaning (6):
- cook until very little liquid is left
Example in sentence:
  • The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
Meaning (7):
- make central
Example in sentence:
  • The Russian government centralized the distribution of food
Meaning (8):
- be cooked until very little liquid is left
Example in sentence:
  • The sauce should reduce to one cup
Meaning (9):
- draw together or meet in one common center
Example in sentence:
  • These groups concentrate in the inner cities