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concentrating

adjective

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concentrating

verb
present participle of concentrate

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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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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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“Concentrating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/concentrating. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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