1. [ verb ] (chemistry) make dense or denser; of the solvent of a solution
Related terms: change_state dressed_ore concentration
2. [ verb ] focus one's attention on something
Synonyms: focus center rivet pore centre

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Related terms: think listen think steep recall zoom_in rivet focus center concentration
3. [ verb ] make central
Synonyms: centralize centralise

"The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

Related terms: decentralize decentralize change centralization centralisation
4. [ noun ] (geology,mining) the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
Synonyms: dressed_ore
Related terms: ore
5. [ verb ] make more concise
Synonyms: condense digest

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

Related terms: abridge telescope encapsulate concentration digest compilation
6. [ noun ] (food) a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
Related terms: foodstuff tomato_concentrate evaporated_milk frozen_orange_juice boil_down
7. [ verb ] draw together or meet in one common center

"These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

Related terms: converge concentration
8. [ noun ] a concentrated example

"the concentrate of contemporary despair"

Related terms: prototype
9. [ verb ] compress or concentrate
Synonyms: contract condense

"Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

Related terms: change condense contraction
10. [ verb ] (food) be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces
Synonyms: reduce decoct boil_down

"The sauce should reduce to one cup"

Related terms: decrease cooking
11. [ verb ] (food) cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces
Synonyms: boil_down reduce

"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

Related terms: decrease cooking
Similar spelling:   concentrated