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CONCENTRATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concentrated mean? 

CONCENTRATED (adjective)
  The adjective CONCENTRATED has 5 senses:

1. gathered together or made less diffuse
2. of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced
3. intensely focused
4. (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
5. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance

  Familiarity information: CONCENTRATED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCENTRATED (adjective)


Sense 1concentrated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gathered together or made less diffuse

Context examples:

their concentrated efforts / his concentrated attention / concentrated study / a narrow thread of concentrated ore

Similar:

deepened; gathered (having accumulated or become more intense)

accumulated; amassed; assembled; collected; congregate; massed (brought together into a group or crowd)

bunched; bunchy; clustered (occurring close together in bunches or clusters)

centered; centralised; centralized; centred; focused (concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose)

compact; dense; thick (having component parts closely crowded together)

cumulous; heaped; heaped-up; piled (thrown together in a pile)

thickset (planted or growing close together)

saved up; stored up; stored-up (amassed and put away for future use)

exclusive; single; undivided (not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective)

Also:

compact (closely and firmly united or packed together)

Antonym:

distributed (spread out or scattered about or divided up)


Sense 2concentrated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced

Similar:

undiluted (not diluted)


Sense 3concentrated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intensely focused

Context example:

her concentrated passion held them at bay

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 4concentrated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

Synonyms:

concentrated; hard


Sense 5concentrated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance

Synonyms:

saturated; concentrated

Context example:

a saturated solution

Similar:

supersaturated (being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium)


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