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concentrate

con·cen·trate

concentrate

 
pronunciation:
kan sn treIt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: concentrated, concentrates, concentrating
definition 1: to make purer or stronger by taking away parts that are not necessary. To concentrate some substances, you remove the water they contain.
If you boil this sauce for a long time, it will concentrate and get thick.
similar words:
reduce
definition 2: to give your attention or thought to one thing only.
Please don't talk to me now so I can concentrate on my work.
 
synonyms:
focus
similar words:
attend, fasten on
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something in a pure form, with most of the water removed.
We don't have any fresh juice, but we have some concentrate.
derivations: concentrative (adj.), concentrator (n.)
Word Parts
The word concentrate contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).