- 1. concentrate, change state, turn
- usage: make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice"
- 2. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, think, cogitate, cerebrate
- usage: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
- 3. centralize, centralise, concentrate, change, alter, modify
- usage: make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
- 4. digest, condense, concentrate, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
- usage: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
- 5. concentrate, converge
- usage: draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"
- 6. condense, concentrate, contract, change, alter, modify
- usage: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
- 7. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
- usage: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
- 8. reduce, boil down, concentrate, decrease, lessen, minify
- usage: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
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- 1. concentrated (vs. distributed), bunchy, thick, cumulous, single(prenominal), undivided, exclusive, thickset, compact
- usage: gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"
- 2. concentrated, undiluted (vs. diluted)
- usage: of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced
- 3. concentrated, intense (vs. mild)
- usage: intensely focused; "her concentrated passion held them at bay"
- 4. hard (vs. soft), concentrated
- usage: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
- 5. saturated (vs. unsaturated), concentrated, supersaturated
- usage: being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution"
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