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    concentrate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word concentrate

    Definition
    (noun) the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    Synonyms : dressed ore
    Definition
    (noun) a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water Definition
    (noun) a concentrated example of something
    Example Sentence
    • the concentrate of contemporary despair
    Definition
    (verb) make denser, stronger, or purer
    Example Sentence
    • concentrate juice
    Definition
    (verb) direct one's attention on something
    Synonyms : center , centre , focus , pore , rivet
    Example Sentence
    • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
    Definition
    (verb) make central
    Synonyms : centralise , centralize
    Example Sentence
    • The Russian government centralized the distribution of food
    Definition
    (verb) make more concise
    Synonyms : condense , digest
    Example Sentence
    • condense the contents of a book into a summary
    Definition
    (verb) draw together or meet in one common center
    Example Sentence
    • These groups concentrate in the inner cities
    Definition
    (verb) compress or concentrate
    Synonyms : condense , contract
    Example Sentence
    • Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan
    Definition
    (verb) be cooked until very little liquid is left
    Synonyms : boil down , decoct , reduce
    Example Sentence
    • The sauce should reduce to one cup
    Definition
    (verb) cook until very little liquid is left
    Synonyms : boil down , reduce
    Example Sentence
    • The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
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