Definitions of concentrate

  1. cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; " The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  2. be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; " The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  3. make central; " The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
  4. draw together or meet in one common center; " These groups concentrate in the inner cities"
  5. a concentrated example; " the concentrate of contemporary despair"
  6. a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
  7. the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
  8. make dense or denser; of the solvent of a solution
  9. make more concise; " condense the contents of a book into a summary"
  10. compress or concentrate; " Congress condensed the three- year plan into a six- month plan"
  11. cook until very little liquid is left; " The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  12. be cooked until very little liquid is left; " The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  13. make ( the solvent of a solution) dense or denser
  14. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.
  15. To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to dilute.
  16. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
  17. To bring or approach to one point or common center; increase in strength; condense; fix, as the attention; mass, as troops at a given point.
  18. To bring into a closer union, or a narrower compass: to condense.
  19. To bring to a common centre, or closer union; to condense.
  20. To bring to a common centre, point, or focus; to bring to bear on; to rectify.
  21. To meet at one point.
  22. To bring to one point; to bring to a common centre; to cause to come nearer to a common point or centre; to increase the weight or specific gravity of a body.

Usage examples for concentrate

  1. One of the first things he had to learn was how to study; how to concentrate; how to learn the things he had to know without tremendous waste of energy. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  2. A good many can concentrate for a few hours, for a week or so, for two or three months. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  3. Thanks, madam, I prefer to concentrate forces. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  4. Now, better concentrate on Alexina. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  5. All the memories, all the comprehension, all the trust and affection of years, seemed to concentrate in that look; and Lady Brand's eyes dropped to her dainty white and gold prayer- book. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  6. To appreciate properly the Buddha's simile we must concentrate our attention on the fire. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  7. The true and able friend not only did this, but furnished him with money needed to enable him to concentrate all his time and strength upon the task. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  8. He threw himself back in his berth and strove to concentrate his mind. – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  9. " My instructions are to trust you absolutely," Dominey observed, " and, until the greater events stir, to concentrate the greater part of my energies in leading the natural life of the man whose name and place I have taken." – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. But now he seemed unable to concentrate on anything. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. When Prince Charles of Lorraine in 1690 advised the Emperor to withdraw his claims to Spain and concentrate his energies on uniting Italy, he observed that in order to join the kingdom of Naples with Lombardy, it would be necessary to reduce the Pope to the sole city of Rome. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  12. As the same young soldier put it: " I can't concentrate now as I could on a bit of work- it takes me longer; all the same, where I used to chuck it when I found it hard, I set my teeth now." – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  13. I'll give you my best wisdom now: If a woman cannot marry and will not have a lover, then she must stop all stimulation of her emotions, she must put men out of her thoughts, out of her life and concentrate on something worth while that will not harm her. – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  14. I'm going to concentrate on it. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  15. Monsieur de Vieilleville and Monsieur de Saint- Andre have just received fresh orders, the nature of which is concealed from us; but I think the duke is intending to concentrate his best troops on the left bank. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  16. For lack of supplies, we cannot concentrate our troops. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White