[ kon-suh n-trey-tid ]
/ ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪ tɪd /


applied with all one's attention, energy, etc.: their concentrated efforts to win the election.
clustered or gathered together closely.
treated to remove or reduce an inessential ingredient, especially liquid: concentrated orange juice.

Origin of concentrated

First recorded in 1680–90; concentrate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM concentrated

Definition for concentrated (2 of 2)

[ kon-suhn-treyt ]
/ ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt /

verb (used with object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.

verb (used without object), con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing.


a concentrated form of something; a product of concentration: a juice concentrate.

Origin of concentrate

1630–40; concentr(ic) + -ate2; compare French concentrer, Italian concentrare

synonym study for concentrate

1. See contract.

OTHER WORDS FROM concentrate

Example sentences from the Web for concentrated

British Dictionary definitions for concentrated

/ (ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt) /


to come or cause to come to a single purpose or aim to concentrate one's hopes on winning
to make or become denser or purer by the removal of certain elements, esp the solvent of a solution
(tr) to remove rock or sand from (an ore) to make it purer
(intr often foll by on) to bring one's faculties to bear (on); think intensely (about)


a concentrated material or solution tomato concentrate

Derived forms of concentrate

concentrator, noun

Word Origin for concentrate

C17: back formation from concentration, ultimately from Latin com- same + centrum centre