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From French concentrer.


concentrate (third-person singular simple present concentrates, present participle concentrating, simple past and past participle concentrated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
    to concentrate rays of light into a focus
    to concentrate the attention
    Let me concentrate!
  2. 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.
    to concentrate acid by evaporation
    to concentrate by washing
  3. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
    Population tends to concentrate in cities.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion[1]:
      Buried within the Mediterranean littoral are some seventy to ninety million tons of slag from ancient smelting, about a third of it concentrated in Iberia. This ceaseless industrial fueling caused the deforestation of an estimated fifty to seventy million acres of woodlands.
  4. (intransitive) To focus one's thought or attention (on).


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concentrate (plural concentrates)

  1. A substance that is in a condensed form.




concentrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of concentrato



  1. second-person plural present tense of concentrare
  2. second-person plural imperative of concentrare
  3. feminine plural of concentrato, past participle of concentrare