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concentrate meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of concentrate at MeaningMonkey.org. concentrate meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of concentrate (noun)

  1. the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
  2. a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
  3. a concentrated example of something
    • "the concentrate of contemporary despair"


Definition of concentrate (verb)

  1. make denser, stronger, or purer
    • "concentrate juice"
  2. direct one's attention on something
  3. make central
  4. make more concise
    • "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
    • synonyms: condense, digest
  5. draw together or meet in one common center
    • "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"
  6. compress or concentrate
    • "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
    • synonyms: condense, contract
  7. be cooked until very little liquid is left
  8. cook until very little liquid is left
    • "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
    • synonyms: boil down, reduce
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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