concentrated

adjective

con·​cen·​trat·​ed ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrā-təd How to pronounce concentrated (audio)
-ˌsen-
1
: rich in respect to a particular or essential element : made less dilute or diffuse
concentrated sulfuric acid
concentrated orange juice
2
: contained or existing or happening together in a small or narrow space or area : not spread out
a highly concentrated beam of light
3
: intense, intensive
a job requiring hours of concentrated effort
concentratedly
ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrā-təd-lē How to pronounce concentrated (audio)
-ˌsen-;
ˌkän(t)-sən-ˈtrā-
adverb
Here is Savage working concentratedly on his new, long poem … Richard Holmes

Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of concentrated was in 1652

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“Concentrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concentrated. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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