Definition of concentrate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsntreɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsntreɪt//
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[countable, uncountable] a substance that is made stronger because water or other substances have been removed mineral concentrates found at the bottom of rivers jams made with fruit juice concentrate Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘bring towards a centre’): Latinized form of concentre, fromcon- ‘together’ + centrum ‘centre’ or from French concentrer ‘to concentrate’. Sense (1) dates from the early 20th cent.
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