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English noun: concentrate

1. concentrate (substance) the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore


Synonymsdressed ore


Broader (hypernym)ore

2. concentrate (food) a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff


Narrower (hyponym)evaporated milk, frozen orange juice, orange-juice concentrate, tomato concentrate

3. concentrate (cognition) a concentrated example of something


SamplesThe concentrate of contemporary despair.


Broader (hypernym)epitome, image, paradigm, prototype


English verb: concentrate

1. concentrate (change) make denser, stronger, or purer


SamplesConcentrate juice.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

2. concentrate (cognition) direct one's attention on something


SamplesPlease focus on your studies and not on your hobbies.


Synonymscenter, centre, focus, pore, rivet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, engross, engulf, hear, immerse, listen, plunge, recall, soak up, steep, take heed, think, zoom in


Verb grouprivet

3. concentrate (change) make central


SamplesThe Russian government centralized the distribution of food.


Synonymscentralise, centralize


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsdecentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate

4. concentrate (change) make more concise


SamplesCondense the contents of a book into a summary.


Synonymscondense, digest


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten


Narrower (hyponym)capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate, telescope

5. concentrate (motion) draw together or meet in one common center


SamplesThese groups concentrate in the inner cities.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)converge

6. concentrate (change) compress or concentrate


SamplesCongress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan.


Synonymscondense, contract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupcondense

7. concentrate (change) be cooked until very little liquid is left


SamplesThe sauce should reduce to one cup.


Synonymsboil down, decoct, reduce


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

8. concentrate (change) cook until very little liquid is left


SamplesThe cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time.


Synonymsboil down, reduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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