Other forms: concentrated; concentrating; concentrates

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.

Definitions of concentrate
  1. verb
    make denser, stronger, or purer
    concentrate juice”
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  2. verb
    compress or concentrate
    synonyms: condense, contract
    become more compact or concentrated
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    cook until very little liquid is left
    synonyms: boil down, reduce
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
  4. verb
    be cooked until very little liquid is left
    synonyms: boil down, decoct, reduce
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    decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  5. noun
    a concentrated example of something
    “the concentrate of contemporary despair”
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    epitome, image, paradigm, prototype
    a standard or typical example
  6. noun
    a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
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    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
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    food product, foodstuff
    a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
  7. noun
    the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    synonyms: dressed ore
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    a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
  8. verb
    make central
    synonyms: centralise, centralize
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    decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate
    make less central
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  9. verb
    draw together or meet in one common center
    “These groups concentrate in the inner cities”
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    move or draw together at a certain location
  10. verb
    make more concise
    synonyms: condense, digest
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    capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate
    put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    make smaller or shorter
    type of:
    abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  11. verb
    direct one's attention on something
    synonyms: center, centre, focus, pore, rivet
    hold (someone's attention)
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    absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
    devote (oneself) fully to
    cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
    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
    bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
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    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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