concentrate concentrate  /ˈkɑn sən ˌtreɪt/


  1. (n) the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
  2. (n) a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
  3. (n) a concentrated example of something
  4. (v) make denser, stronger, or purer
  5. (v) direct one's attention on something
  6. (v) make central
  7. (v) make more concise
  8. (v) draw together or meet in one common center
  9. (v) compress or concentrate
  10. (v) be cooked until very little liquid is left
  11. (v) cook until very little liquid is left

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  1. Freeport halts shipments from Indonesian mine after collapse

    Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. said Wednesday it has halted shipments of copper concentrate from its Indonesian Grasberg mine after a May 14 collapse that killed 28 miners and injured 10. The accident took place in a training facility outside the mine, but operations have been suspended "out of respect for and sympathy of the deceased and injured workers and their families ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Arizona Republic

  2. Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again!

    New research reveals that voice-activated in-car technologies dangerously undermine driver attention. Apparently, our brains are not able to concentrate on driving and Facebook at the same time. Hands-free technologies, once thought to be a safer alternative for drivers than hand-held cell phones, actually are more distracting for drivers, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EHS Today

  3. Prada earnings up 14 percent thanks to Asia sales

    The Prada fashion house says it will concentrate on expanding its presence in international markets and cutting costs this year after reporting first-quarter earnings rose 13.5 percent, mostly thanks to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "We have to concentrate on our own game. They are temperamental, we'll see how they deal with defeat on Saturday," Germany captain Philipp Lahm said of Argentina. "They are impulsive, temperamental and they don't know how to lose."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Philipp Lahm Source:

  2. "I intend to concentrate on making substantive and concrete progress that will bring about a peace settlement together with economic development," Roh said in front of the presidential Blue House before getting into an armored car for the...
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: President Roh Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Now, it is time for Ford to concentrate on integrating the Ford brand globally, as we implement our plan to create a strong Ford Motor Company," Alan Mulally, Ford chief executive, said in the statement.
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Alan Mulally Source: Reuters UK

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