Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
  • intransitive verb To bring into one main body.
  • intransitive verb To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
  • intransitive verb To converge toward or meet in a common center.
  • intransitive verb To increase by degree; gather.
  • intransitive verb To direct one's thoughts or attention.
  • noun A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • . To bring or draw to a common center or point of union; cause to come close together; bring to bear on one point; direct toward one object; focus: both in literal and in figurative uses.
  • Hence To intensify the action of, as by bringing it to bear upon one point; render more intense the properties of, as by removing foreign weakening or adulterating elements; specifically, in chem., to render more intense or pure by removing or reducing the proportion of what is foreign or inessential; rectify.
  • In mining, to separate (ore or metal) from the gangue or rock with which it is associated in the lode. See dress, 5 .
  • To approach or meet in or around a common point or center: as, the clouds rapidly concentrated in a dense mass.
  • To become more intense or pure. See I., 2.
  • Reduced to a pure or intense state; concentrated.
  • noun That which has been reduced to a state of purity or concentration by the removal of foreign, non-essential, or diluting matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
  • transitive verb To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix.
  • transitive verb 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; ; -- opposed to dilute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive , (intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
  • verb 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; -- opposed to dilute.
  • verb To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
  • verb intransitive To focus one's thought or attention (on).
  • noun A substance that is in a condensed form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
  • verb make central
  • verb make more concise
  • noun a concentrated example of something
  • verb be cooked until very little liquid is left
  • verb cook until very little liquid is left
  • verb direct one's attention on something
  • verb draw together or meet in one common center
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
  • verb compress or concentrate
  • verb make denser, stronger, or purer

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From concenter.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French concentrer

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