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concentrate

verb uk   /ˈkɒn.sən.treɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/

concentrate verb (GIVE ATTENTION)

B1 [I or T] to direct your attention or your efforts towards a particular activity, subject, or problem: Come on, concentrate! We don't have all day to do this. I can't concentrate on my work with all that noise. I find running concentrates the mind (= helps me to think). I'm going to concentrate on my writing for a while. The company is concentrating (its resources) on developing new products.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant

concentrate verb (COME TOGETHER)

C1 [T usually passive or I, usually + adv/prep] to bring or come together in a large number or amount in one particular area: Most of the country's population is concentrated in the north. In the dry season, the animals tend to concentrate in the areas where there is water.Collecting and amassing

concentrate verb (REMOVE WATER)

[T] to make a liquid or substance stronger and reduce its size by removing water from itBecoming and making stronger

concentrate

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒn.sən.treɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
a liquid from which some of the water has been removed: fruit-juice concentrateBecoming and making stronger specialized geology an ore from which rock has been removed: a mineral concentrateMineralogy
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