concentrate

concentrate
1 verb
1 (I) to think very carefully about something that you are doing: Keep the noise down will you - I'm trying to concentrate.
(+ on): She was too distracted to concentrate properly on her book.
2 be concentrated on/in/around etc to be present in particularly large numbers or amounts in a particular place: Italian industry is concentrated mainly in the north of the country. | The mass of the sphere is concentrated at its center.
3 if something concentrates the mind it makes you think very clearly: Relaxing in a jacuzzi concentrates the mind wonderfully.
4 (T) to make a liquid stronger by removing some of the water from it
concentrate sth on phrasal verb (T) to pay particular attention to something, work particularly hard at it etc, and make that the most important thing you are doing: Doctors are aiming to concentrate more on prevention than cure. | concentrate your attention/efforts/thoughts etc on: Virgos should concentrate their efforts on work this month. 2 noun (C, U) a substance or liquid which has been made stronger by removing the water from it: orange concentrate

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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