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Definition of "concentrate" []

  • To direct or draw toward a common center; focus. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring into one main body: Authority was concentrated in the president. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute. (verb-transitive)
  • To converge toward or meet in a common center. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase by degree; gather: "Dusk began to concentrate into full night” ( Anthony Hyde). (verb-intransitive)
  • To come or cause to come to a single purpose or aim (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make or become denser or purer by the removal of certain elements, esp the solvent of a solution (verb)
  • To remove rock or sand from (an ore) to make it purer (verb)
  • To bring one's faculties to bear (on); think intensely (about) (verb)
  • A concentrated material or solution (noun)

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Use "concentrate" in a sentence
  • "Whey protein concentrate is just the powder that's left when the liquid whey is dried."
  • "But this popular milk alternative, made from whole soybeans or soy protein concentrate, is considered a nutritionally adequate alternative to cow's milk thanks to its protein content."
  • "For your exercise in this chapter, concentrate—and when I use the word concentrate, I mean all that the word implies; become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else, and do this a few minutes every day."