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  1. [noun] the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    Synonyms: dressed ore

  2. [noun] a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

  3. [noun] a concentrated example; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"

  4. [verb] make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser

  5. [verb] direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
    Synonyms: focus, center, centre, pore, rivet

  6. [verb] make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
    Synonyms: centralize, centralise

  7. [verb] make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
    Synonyms: digest, condense

  8. [verb] draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

  9. [verb] compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
    Synonyms: condense, contract

  10. [verb] be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
    Synonyms: boil down, reduce, decoct

  11. [verb] cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
    Synonyms: reduce, boil down


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