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CONCENTRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concentrate mean? 

CONCENTRATE (noun)
  The noun CONCENTRATE has 3 senses:

1. the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
2. a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
3. a concentrated example

  Familiarity information: CONCENTRATE used as a noun is uncommon.


CONCENTRATE (verb)
  The verb CONCENTRATE has 8 senses:

1. make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser
2. direct one's attention on something
3. make central
4. make more concise
5. draw together or meet in one common center
6. compress or concentrate
7. be cooked until very little liquid is left
8. cook until very little liquid is left

  Familiarity information: CONCENTRATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCENTRATE (noun)


Sense 1concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

concentrate; dressed ore

Hypernyms ("concentrate" is a kind of...):

ore (a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined)


Sense 2concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("concentrate" is a kind of...):

food product; foodstuff (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentrate"):

tomato concentrate (a concentrated form of tomatoes)

evaporated milk (milk concentrated by evaporation)

frozen orange juice; orange-juice concentrate (orange juice that has been concentrated and frozen)


Sense 3concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concentrated example

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the concentrate of contemporary despair

Hypernyms ("concentrate" is a kind of...):

epitome; image; paradigm; prototype (a standard or typical example)


CONCENTRATE (verb)


Sense 1concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct one's attention on something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

rivet; pore; focus; concentrate; centre; center

Context example:

Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "concentrate"):

zoom in (examine closely; focus one's attention on)

think (focus one's attention on a certain state)

recall (cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression)

absorb; engross; engulf; immerse; plunge; soak up; steep (engross (oneself) fully)

hear; listen; take heed (listen and pay attention)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something


Sense 3concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make central

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

centralise; centralize; concentrate

Context example:

The Russian government centralized the distribution of food

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

deconcentrate (make less central)


Sense 4concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more concise

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

condense; concentrate; digest

Context example:

condense the contents of a book into a summary

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

abbreviate; abridge; contract; cut; foreshorten; reduce; shorten (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "concentrate"):

capsule; capsulise; capsulize; encapsulate (put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume)

telescope (make smaller or shorter)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw together or meet in one common center

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

These groups concentrate in the inner cities

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

converge (move or draw together at a certain location)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compress or concentrate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

concentrate; condense; contract

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 7concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be cooked until very little liquid is left

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

decoct; boil down; concentrate; reduce

Context example:

The sauce should reduce to one cup

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 8concentrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cook until very little liquid is left

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

boil down; concentrate; reduce

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "concentrate" is one way to...):

decrease; lessen; minify (make smaller)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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