[ kon-suh n-trey-tid ]
/ ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪd /


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.

Nearby words

  1. concelebrate,
  2. concelebration,
  3. concent,
  4. concenter,
  5. concentrate,
  6. concentration,
  7. concentration camp,
  8. concentration cell,
  9. concentration gradient,
  10. concentrative

Origin of concentrated

First recorded in 1680–90; concentrate + -ed2

Related forms


[ kon-suhn-treyt ]
/ ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt /

verb (used with object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.

verb (used without object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.


a concentrated form of something; a product of concentration: a juice concentrate.

Origin of concentrate

1630–40; concentr(ic) + -ate2; compare French concentrer, Italian concentrare

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See contract. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for concentrated

British Dictionary definitions for concentrated


/ (ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt) /


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
Derived Formsconcentrator, noun

Word Origin for concentrate

C17: back formation from concentration, ultimately from Latin com- same + centrum centre

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Word Origin and History for concentrated
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