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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cen·trate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concentrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Concentrating.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated
             efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated
             study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore" [ant: distributed]
      2: of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced
      3: intensely focused; "her concentrated passion held them at
      4: being the most concentrated solution possible at a given
         temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance;
         "a saturated solution" [syn: saturated] [ant: unsaturated]