Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Brought to a common point or center.
- Increased in strength or purity by concentration: as, a concentrated solution of morphia; concentrated sulphuric acid.
- In pathology, applied to the pulse when there is a contracted condition of the artery.
- In zoology, brought together in one region of the body, and more or less combined: said of organs and parts. Thus, the limbs and nervous ganglia in the myriapods are distributed over all the segments, but in the insects they are principally concentrated in the head and thorax. This concentration is characteristic of the higher grades of development.
- adj. Not dilute; having a high concentration.
- adj. Intense; directed towards a specific location.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of concentrate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a high density of (the indicated substance).
- adj. Gathered together or made less diffuse. Opposite of
- adj. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena.
- adj. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of
- adj. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form. Opposite of
- adj. characterized by intensity; especially when imposed from without; -- of actions.
- adj. characterized by mental concentration.
- adj. gathered together or made less diffuse
- adj. intensely focused
- adj. (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
- adj. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
- adj. of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced
“Think of the number of products and services that are driven by what I call concentrated attractors - ingredients that, in nature, attract us to what is good for us, but in the economy, are often concentrated to such a degree that they squeeze out almost everything of real value.”
“The pilots tell the NTSB they looked at the computers during what they called a concentrated period of discussion of scheduling issues arising from the merger of Northwest and Delta.”
“Did it with what he called a concentrated thought force.”
“NTIA said the FCC needs to look at what it called concentrated markets for broadband where competition is lacking, including markets where there may be two providers but only one with sufficient speeds for applications like streamed video.”
“Everything exhibited by adults, with the possible exception of adult sexuality, is there in concentrated and chaotic form.”
“GENEVA — The World Health Organization estimated Thursday that 1 billion of the world's poorest people suffer from neglected tropical diseases such as dengue, rabies and leprosy that remain concentrated in remote rural areas and urban slums despite being mostly eradicated from large areas of the world.”
“The next apparent step in concentrated energy production is fusion power, but even the research into developing fusion power is hideously expensive … so expensive that there are only a comparative handful of research projects pressing forward.”
“The author reports that the steepest declines in concentrated poverty occurred in the Midwest and the South.”
“Feeding ducks in concentrated areas to keep them from hunters may sound like a good idea ... until the ducks start crapping in the same concentrated areas.”
“Almost half of prostitution-related arrests were made on just 0.3 percent of the 25,000 city blocks surveyed, and prostitution incidents tended to occur along major streets — suggesting that prostitutes, like other retailers, need to display their wares in concentrated and consistent locations where potential consumers congregate.”
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