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concentrated

[kon-suh n-trey-tid] /ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
applied with all one's attention, energy, etc.:
their concentrated efforts to win the election.
2.
clustered or gathered together closely.
3.
treated to remove or reduce an inessential ingredient, especially liquid:
concentrated orange juice.
Origin of concentrated
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; concentrate + -ed2
Related forms
nonconcentrated, adjective
superconcentrated, adjective
unconcentrated, adjective
unconcentratedly, adverb
well-concentrated, adjective
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  • The singers were called three times, but always in this unconcentrated way.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • Evidently the meat of the company's main herd (in its unconcentrated form) did not agree with him at all.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • Above all, he declared that a certain minister had an "idle, unconcentrated mind," and was given "to dreaming."

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • Women with serious, unconcentrated eyes upon the paintings, turning tenderly towards their escorts.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

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