concentrate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
concentrate

Third-person singular
concentrates

Past tense
concentrated

Past participle
concentrated

Present participle
concentrating

  1. (intransitive) If you concentrate on something, you use most of your time and work there.
    We concentrated our rebuilding efforts on villages in the North of the city, where most of the damage had been done.
  2. (intransitive) If you concentrate on something, you think about it and not about other things.
    I went to a quiet room so I could concentrate.
    It's better to look at the big picture instead of concentrating on the details.
  3. (intransitive), (usually passive) If something is concentrated somewhere, there is a lot of it in that place.
    The fighting was concentrated in a few small areas.

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Noun[change]

Singular
concentrate

Plural
concentrates

  1. (countable & uncountable) A concentrate is a liquid such as juice or chemicals from which most of the water has been removed.
    Instead of fresh orange juice, we usually make it from concentrate.