Concentrated
Concentrate Con*cen"trate (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concentrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concentrating}.] [Pref. con- + L. centrum center. Cf. {Concenter}.] 1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention. [1913 Webster]

(He) concentrated whole force at his own camp. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

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; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to {dilute}. [1913 Webster]

Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its greatest strength. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: To combine; to condense; to consolidate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • concentrated — UK [ˈkɒns(ə)nˌtreɪtɪd] / US [ˈkɑnsənˌtreɪtəd] adjective 1) concentrated liquids or substances have been made stronger by having water removed concentrated fruit juice 2) [only before noun] directed completely at one thing, person, or place The… …   English dictionary

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