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concentrated

adjective

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1 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
  • a concentrated mixture of lemonade and iced tea

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2 not divided or scattered among several areas of interest or concern
  • when you get a private conference with that financial adviser, you get nothing but his concentrated attention

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concentrated

verb
past tense of concentrate

Synonyms & Antonyms of concentrated (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to increase the amount of (a substance in a mixture) by removing other substances
  • prolonged boiling is required to concentrate the sap when making maple syrup

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2 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective
  • a president who will try to concentrate public attention on the problems of inner cities

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3 to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control
  • time to concentrate our efforts on the really important problems that confront us

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4 to bring together in one body or place
  • concentrate your forces on the right side of the battlefield

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5 to come together into one body or place
  • recent immigrants tend to concentrate in port cities

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6 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass
  • the ozone layer is concentrated 20 to 30 miles above the Earth's surface

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The first known use of concentrated was in 1652

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“Concentrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/concentrated. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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