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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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