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concentrate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkɑnsNˏtret,-sєn- 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊkɒnsntreit,-sin- 〕


Overview of noun concentrate

The noun concentrate has 3 senses


  • dressed ore, concentrate -- (the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore)

  • concentrate -- (a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water)

  • concentrate -- (a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair")


Overview of verb concentrate

The verb concentrate has 8 senses


  • concentrate -- (make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice")

  • concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

  • centralize, centralise, concentrate -- (make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food")

  • digest, condense, concentrate -- (make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary")

  • concentrate -- (draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities")

  • condense, concentrate, contract -- (compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan")

  • boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate -- (be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup")

  • reduce, boil down, concentrate -- (cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time")