Definitions of concentrate

  1. To meet at one point.
  2. 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.
  3. To bring into a closer union, or a narrower compass: to condense.
  4. To bring to a common centre, or closer union; to condense.
  5. cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; " The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  6. be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; " The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  7. make central; " The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
  8. make dense or denser; of the solvent of a solution
  9. cook until very little liquid is left; " The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  10. be cooked until very little liquid is left; " The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  11. make ( the solvent of a solution) dense or denser
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
  15. To bring to a common centre, point, or focus; to bring to bear on; to rectify.
  16. 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.
  17. a concentrated example; " the concentrate of contemporary despair"
  18. a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
  19. the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
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