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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concentrate  \Con*cen"trate\  (?  or  ?),  v.  i. 
  To  approach  or  meet  in  a  common  center;  to  consolidate;  as 
  population  tends  to  concentrate  in  cities. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concentrate  \Con*cen"trate\  (?  or  ?),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Concentrated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Concentrating}.]  [Pref.  con- 
  +  L.  centrum  center.  Cf  {Concenter}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  He  concentrated  whole  force  at  his  own  camp. 
  --Motley. 
 
  2.  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}. 
 
  Spirit  of  vinegar  concentrated  and  reduced  to  its 
  greatest  strength.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Syn:  To  combine;  to  condense;  to  consolidate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concentrate 
  n  1:  the  desired  mineral  that  is  left  after  impurities  have  been 
  removed  from  mined  ore  [syn:  {dressed  ore}] 
  2:  a  concentrated  form  of  a  foodstuff;  the  bulk  is  reduced  by 
  removing  water 
  3:  a  concentrated  example;  "the  concentrate  of  contemporary 
  despair" 
  v  1:  make  dense  or  denser;  of  the  solvent  of  a  solution 
  2:  focus  one's  attention  on  something  [syn:  {focus},  {center}, 
  {centre},  {pore},  {rivet}] 
  3:  make  central;  "The  Russian  government  centralized  the 
  distribution  of  food"  [syn:  {centralize}]  [ant:  {decentralize}, 
  {decentralize}] 
  4:  make  more  concise;  "condense  the  contents  of  a  book  into  a 
  summary"  [syn:  {condense}] 
  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"  [syn:  {condense},  {contract}] 
  7:  be  cooked  until  very  little  is  left  as  of  sauces;  "The 
  sauce  should  reduce  to  one  cup"  [syn:  {boil  down},  {reduce}, 
  {decoct}] 
  8:  cook  until  very  little  liquid  is  left  as  of  sauces;  "The 
  cook  reduced  the  sauce  by  boiling  it  for  a  long  time" 
  [syn:  {reduce},  {boil  down}] 




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