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Meaning of concentrated by Wiktionary Dictionary



    concentrated ( comparative more concentrated, superlative most concentrated )

    1. Not dilute; having a high concentration .
      We made a drink from concentrated orange juice .
    2. Intense; directed towards a specific location .
      The concentrated fire from the enemy destroyed our fortifications .


Explanation of concentrated by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. gathered together or made less diffuse

    2. their concentrated efforts
      his concentrated attention
      concentrated study
      a narrow thread of concentrated ore
    3. of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced

    4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature

    5. ( of light ) transmitted directly from a pointed light source

    6. intensely focused

    7. her concentrated passion held them at bay

    Definition of concentrated by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Concentrate ( ? 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”.

      ( 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.

      Syn. -- To combine; to condense; to consolidate.

    2. concentrated adj.
      1. Having a high density of ( the indicated substance ); as, “a narrow thread of concentrated ore”. [Narrower terms: undiluted ( vs. diluted )]

      2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, “their concentrated efforts; his concentrated attention”. Opposite of distributed or diffused. [Narrower terms: bunched, bunchy, clustered; centered, centred, centralized, focused; undivided] [Also See: compact.]

      3. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena; as, “her concentrated passion held them at bay”.

      4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of dilute or unsaturated. [Narrower terms: supersaturated]

      Syn. -- saturated.

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

      Syn. -- condensed.

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

      Syn. -- intensive.

      7. characterized by mental concentration.

      Syn. -- intent.