- applied with all one's attention, energy, etc.: their concentrated efforts to win the election.
- clustered or gathered together closely.
- treated to remove or reduce an inessential ingredient, especially liquid: concentrated orange juice.
Origin of concentrated
- to bring or draw to a common center or point of union; converge; direct toward one point; focus: to concentrate one's attention on a problem; to concentrate the rays of the sun with a lens.
- to put or bring into a single place, group, etc.: The nation's wealth had been concentrated in a few families.
- to intensify; make denser, stronger, or purer, especially by the removal or reduction of liquid: to concentrate fruit juice; to concentrate a sauce by boiling it down.
- Mining. to separate (metal or ore) from rock, sand, etc., so as to improve the quality of the valuable portion.
- to bring all efforts, faculties, activities, etc., to bear on one thing or activity (often followed by on or upon): to concentrate on solving a problem.
- to come to or toward a common center; converge; collect: The population concentrated in one part of the city.
- to become more intense, stronger, or purer.
- a concentrated form of something; a product of concentration: a juice concentrate.
Origin of concentrate
1. See contract.
1. dissipate, disperse. 5. diverge.
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Examples from the Web for concentrated
No wonder we enjoy a story where all the power is concentrated in a few wealthy hands.The Hunger Games Economy
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In Sonic, the images that show the business of looking messy and a little druggy are all so stylized, serious, and concentrated.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane
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Unlike the dreary industrial region of Donbass where the fighting is concentrated, Crimea has great potential as a tourist center.Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
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Who are their prominent policy wonks regularly presenting anti-poverty proposals this concentrated, innovative and wide-ranging?Paul Ryan’s New Plan Is a Good One, Especially for Black People
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The largest gun-rights expansion efforts were concentrated in the South, while the coasts passed stronger gun control laws.Pediatricians Take on the NRA Over Gun Safety
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That attack had been repulsed with slaughter, and the brigade was concentrated.
On the 10th, both brigades marched to Ghosam, where they concentrated.
He concentrated until his mind was weary, and his will slipped.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
It would be better if its whole effect were concentrated on poor Stevie.The Secret Agent
The voice was concentrated upon it by means of a mouthpiece and a diaphragm.Heroes of the Telegraph
- to come or cause to come to a single purpose or aimto concentrate one's hopes on winning
- to make or become denser or purer by the removal of certain elements, esp the solvent of a solution
- (tr) to remove rock or sand from (an ore) to make it purer
- (intr often foll by on) to bring one's faculties to bear (on); think intensely (about)
- a concentrated material or solutiontomato concentrate
C17: back formation from concentration, ultimately from Latin com- same + centrum centre
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Word Origin and History for concentrated
1883, from concentrate (v.).
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