concentrate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French concentrer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.sən.tɹeɪt/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.sən.tɹeɪt/

Verb[edit]

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
  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.
    Antonym: 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, in 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).
    Let me concentrate!
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, page 252:
      The Group has recently concentrated on two main objectives, the implementation of a Code of Practice on minor station improvements and the preparation of a stock list of approved items of equipment for railway stations.

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Noun[edit]

concentrate (plural concentrates)

  1. A substance that is in a condensed form.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

concentrate f pl

  1. feminine plural of concentrato

Verb[edit]

concentrate

  1. inflection of concentrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
    3. feminine plural past participle

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /konθenˈtɾate/, [kõn̟.θẽn̪ˈt̪ɾa.t̪e]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /konsenˈtɾate/, [kõn.sẽn̪ˈt̪ɾa.t̪e]

Verb[edit]

concentrate

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular (voseo) affirmative imperative form of concentrar, concentrá and the pronoun te.