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.
- con·cen·tra·tive [kon-suhn-trey-tiv, kuhn-sen-truh-], /ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪv, kənˈsɛn trə-/, adjective
- con·cen·tra·tive·ness, noun
- con·cen·tra·tor, noun
- non·con·cen·tra·tive, adjective
- non·con·cen·tra·tive·ness, noun
- o·ver·con·cen·trate, verb, o·ver·con·cen·trat·ed, o·ver·con·cen·trat·ing.
- pre·con·cen·trate, noun, verb, pre·con·cen·trat·ed, pre·con·cen·trat·ing.
- re·con·cen·trate, verb, re·con·cen·trat·ed, re·con·cen·trat·ing.
- un·con·cen·tra·tive, adjective
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How to use concentrate in a sentence
It shows up in a box, in a concentrate, and you get it from a dispenser.Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran Says His Stores Can Vaccinate More Americans. He Just Needs the Doses | Eben Shapiro | January 31, 2021 | Time
The single, multipurpose concentrate formula is a one-hit wonder for every cleaning purpose in the house, from laundry to countertop spray to dish soap to hand soap and even body wash.
Since this is a coffee concentrate, mix in a ratio of one parts coffee and two or three parts water or milk.Gear to make every day feel like National Coffee Day | PopSci Commerce Team | September 29, 2020 | Popular-Science
In the television screen, Craven leaped from his chair, was staring with Stutsman at the place where the concentrator had stood.Empire | Clifford Donald Simak
A concentrator capable of handling 4,000 tons of ore per day is nearing completion.An African Adventure | Isaac F. Marcosson
This company afterwards erected the first concentrator in Idaho, at Wardner.Then and Now | Robert Vaughn
A few minutes ago I decided to reverse my concentrator and aim at a higher goal.'Charge It' | Irving Bacheller
Along in the early 70s he erected the first concentrator in the Rocky mountains284 on the Rumley mine.Then and Now | Robert Vaughn
British Dictionary definitions for concentrate
to come or cause to come to a single purpose or aim: to 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 solution: tomato concentrate
- concentrator, noun
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