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concentrate

noun

1 concentrate

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

synonym: dressed ore.



2 concentrate

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

Polish: koncentrat

3 concentrate

A concentrated example of something.

verb

1 concentrate

Make denser, stronger, or purer.

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 290: converge, concur, come together, unite, meet, fall in with; close with, close in upon; center round, center in; enter in; pour in.    gather together, ... show more

Roget 72: assemble [be or come together], collect, muster; meet, unite, join, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, ... show more

Dutch: concentreren

2 concentrate

Direct one's attention on something.

synonyms: center, centre, focus, pore, rivet.

Dutch: concentreren, richten

3 concentrate

Make central.

synonyms: centralise, centralize.

Roget 222: be central etc. adj.; converge etc. 290.    render central, centralize, concentrate; bring to a focus.   

Dutch: centraliseren

4 concentrate

Make more concise.

synonyms: condense, digest.

5 concentrate

Draw together or meet in one common center.

Dutch: concentreren

6 concentrate

Compress or concentrate.

synonyms: condense, contract.

7 concentrate

Be cooked until very little liquid is left.

synonyms: boil down, decoct, reduce.

Dutch: uitkoken

8 concentrate

Cook until very little liquid is left.

synonyms: boil down, reduce.

Dutch: indikken


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, accelerate, aggravate, approach, assemble, attend closely to, attend to business, be alert, be obsessed with, beef up, blow up, bring into focus, bring together, center, centralize, circumscribe, close, close in, close up, close with ... show more.

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