centered
concentrated concentrated adj. 1. Having a high density of (the indicated substance); as, a narrow thread of concentrated ore.

Note: [Narrower terms: {undiluted} (vs. diluted)] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, their concentrated efforts; his concentrated attention. Opposite of {distributed} or {diffused}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bunched}, {bunchy}, {clustered}; {centered}, {centred}, {centralized}, {focused}; {undivided}] [Also See: {compact}.] [WordNet 1.5]

3. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena; as, her concentrated passion held them at bay. [WordNet 1.5]

4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of {dilute} or {unsaturated}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {supersaturated}]

Syn: saturated. [WordNet 1.5]

5. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form; as, concentrated sulfuric acid. Opposite of {diluted}.

Syn: condensed. [WordNet 1.5]

6. characterized by intensity; especially when imposed from without; -- of actions; as, concentrated study.

Syn: intensive. [WordNet 1.5]

7. characterized by mental concentration.

Syn: intent. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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