[kon-suh n-trey-tid] /ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪd/
applied with all one’s attention, energy, etc.:
their concentrated efforts to win the election.
clustered or gathered together closely.
treated to remove or reduce an inessential ingredient, especially liquid:
concentrated orange juice.
[kon-suh n-treyt] /ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt/
verb (used with object), concentrated, concentrating.
to bring or draw to a common center or point of union; converge; direct toward one point; focus:
to concentrate one’s attention on a problem; to concentrate the rays of the sun with a lens.
to put or bring into a single place, group, etc.:
The nation’s wealth had been concentrated in a few families.
to intensify; make denser, stronger, or purer, especially by the removal or reduction of liquid:
to concentrate fruit juice; to concentrate a sauce by boiling it down.
Mining. to separate (metal or ore) from rock, sand, etc., so as to improve the quality of the valuable portion.
verb (used without object), concentrated, concentrating.
to bring all efforts, faculties, activities, etc., to bear on one thing or activity (often followed by on or upon):
to concentrate on solving a problem.
to come to or toward a common center; converge; collect:
The population concentrated in one part of the city.
to become more intense, stronger, or purer.
a concentrated form of something; a product of :
a juice concentrate.
to come or cause to come to a single purpose or aim: to concentrate one’s hopes on winning
to make or become denser or purer by the removal of certain elements, esp the solvent of a solution
(transitive) to remove rock or sand from (an ore) to make it purer
(intransitive) often foll by on. to bring one’s faculties to bear (on); think intensely (about)
a concentrated material or solution: tomato concentrate
1630s, “to bring or come to a common center,” from concenter (1590s), from Italian concentrare, from Latin com- “together” (see com-) + centrum “center” (see center). Meaning “condense” is from 1680s. Sense of “mentally focus” is c.1860. Related: Concentrated; concentrating.
1883, from concentrate (v.).
[kon-suh n-trey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of concentrating; the state of being concentrated. 2. exclusive attention to one object; close mental application. 3. something concentrated: a concentration of stars. 4. Military. 5. the focusing of a student’s academic program on advanced study in a specific subject or field. 6. Chemistry. (in […]
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noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. a galvanic cell consisting of two electrodes of the same metal each in different concentrations of a solution of the same salt of that metal.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the gradual difference in concentration of a dissolved substance in a solution between a region of high density and one of lower density.