Concentrate

Definition of Concentrate

Con`cen´trate
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Concentrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Concentrating.]
He) concentrated whole force at his own camp.
- Motley.
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.
Spirit of vinegar concentrated and reduced to its greatest strength.
- Arbuthnot.
v. i.1.To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.

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