verb (used with object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.
- concentration camp,
- concentration cell,
- concentration gradient
Origin of concentrate
Examples from the Web for concentrate
If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.
She struggled to concentrate on crossword puzzles and read books, so she just watched television.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Guard will concentrate its resources on carrying out this limited mission.Can the National Guard Really Help Calm an Already Militarized Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most important thing, Hoatson understands, is to concentrate on the good that can be accomplished.
I nod my head and try to concentrate on what Phyllis is telling me, but my eye keeps wandering across her yard.
The family at the Farnham homestead seemed to concentrate their interest upon the kind of appearance Susie Hudson was to make.Winter Fun|William O. Stoddard
But after a few hours my brain, refusing to concentrate on them, drifted back to the sea of bitter despair.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
He wrote his father that he disliked mathematics, and that he intended to concentrate his time and attention upon the classics.The Grand Old Man|Richard B. Cook
The Professor says that all we need is to get together and agree and then concentrate.'Charge It'|Irving Bacheller
The authorities assigned as a reason for this removal, the desire to concentrate their forces at some central point.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
Word Origin for concentrate
1630s, "to bring or come to a common center," from concenter (1590s), from Italian concentrare, from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + centrum "center" (see center). Meaning "condense" is from 1680s. Sense of "mentally focus" is c.1860. Related: Concentrated; concentrating.
1883, from concentrate (v.).