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  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. 




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