concentrate

[ 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.

noun

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

ANTONYMS FOR concentrate

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See contract.
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British Dictionary definitions for concentrative (1 of 2)

concentrative

/ (ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪtɪv) /

adjective

tending to concentrate; characterized by concentration

Derived Forms

concentratively, adverbconcentrativeness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for concentrative (2 of 2)

concentrate

/ (ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt) /

verb

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)

noun

a concentrated material or solutiontomato concentrate

Derived Forms

concentrator, noun

Word Origin for concentrate

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