concentrate

Concentrate means to make something stronger, denser, or more focused. If you concentrate your energy, for example, you become more powerful! Concentrate your efforts at digging, and you'll plant that shrub a lot faster.

You may have seen the words "frozen concentrate" used to describe orange juice. That can of frozen orange goo is the juice in its purest, most condensed form — the concentrate — and it's much stronger and sweeter than the juice you'd drink. Another meaning of the verb concentrate refers to your mental focus. You might need to concentrate on what you're reading in order to understand it. When you concentrate, you strengthen your focus to shut out distractions.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: concentrate

1
vn
make denser, stronger, or purer
a concentrated example of something
2
v
make central
3
v
make more concise
4
v
direct one's attention on something
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: concentrate
1

v make denser, stronger, or purer

concentrate juice”
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v compress or concentrate

Synonyms:
condense, contract
condense
become more compact or concentrated
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v cook until very little liquid is left

Synonyms:
boil down, reduce
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller

v be cooked until very little liquid is left

Synonyms:
boil down, decoct, reduce
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range

n a concentrated example of something

“the concentrate of contemporary despair”
Type of:
epitome, image, paradigm, prototype
a standard or typical example

n a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

Types:
tomato concentrate
a concentrated form of tomatoes
evaporated milk
milk concentrated by evaporation
frozen orange juice, orange-juice concentrate
orange juice that has been concentrated and frozen
Type of:
food product, foodstuff
a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

n the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

Synonyms:
dressed ore
Type of:
ore
a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
2

v make central

Synonyms:
centralise, centralize
Antonyms:
decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate
make less central
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v draw together or meet in one common center

“These groups concentrate in the inner cities”
Type of:
converge
move or draw together at a certain location
3

v make more concise

Synonyms:
condense, digest
Types:
capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate
put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
telescope
make smaller or shorter
Type of:
abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
4

v direct one's attention on something

Synonyms:
center, centre, focus, pore, rivet
rivet
hold (someone's attention)
Types:
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absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
devote (oneself) fully to
recall
cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
think
focus one's attention on a certain state
zoom in
examine closely; focus one's attention on
hear, listen, take heed
listen and pay attention
drink, drink in
be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
incline
bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
Type of:
cerebrate, cogitate, think
use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
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