Definition of concentrated in US English:



  • 1Wholly directed to one thing; intense.

    ‘a concentrated campaign’
    • ‘They lazily, but with intense, concentrated cunning, manipulate the lives of those around them for their own ends.’
    • ‘What was most memorable about Harlem was the waitress, who flirted with concentrated, wilful intensity, a sort of Mata Hari with a tray.’
    • ‘He began a concentrated campaign with the college, organising a visits programme including accommodation at the school when the crew of HMS Nottingham visited.’
    • ‘It's not as if it was a concentrated campaign, but just over time.’
    • ‘We can begin a concentrated effort to persuade United Way campaigns to exclude local Boy Scout troops as funding recipients.’
    • ‘The debates on this day are the culmination of nine years of strenuous and concentrated campaigning.’
    • ‘The most detailed of dossiers can only circle around an activity as concentrated and implacable as it was obscure in its ends.’
    • ‘Nothing dished out by the corporate-controlled media can be accepted at face value, especially under conditions of a concentrated campaign to stampede the public into a war frenzy.’
    • ‘After the October 1 deadline for signing up to the code, a concentrated campaign begins to inform consumers about the code and advise them to avoid businesses that have refused to accept it.’
    • ‘It might seem that the work would be expressionless, yet its concentrated intensity can communicate to the viewer almost physically.’
    • ‘Chief Inspector Andy Hirst said: ‘This is part of a concentrated effort that is not going to go away.’’
    • ‘The crucifixion is the point of concentrated intensity which above all realizes what is most distinctive about Christian theology of salvation, and it will be taken up in the next section.’
    • ‘He chose poetry a little away from the elegant tradition of Petrarch, often with many more emotional words, and this allowed him to develop a more concentrated and intense musical style.’
    • ‘Prior to last Saturday's meeting, SEP members carried out a concentrated campaign in and around Colombo.’
    • ‘These numbers are expected to climb as a concentrated marketing campaign continues strong.’
    • ‘Various initiatives have produced results, particularly the concentrated campaigns in specific areas.’
    • ‘Predictably Ireland were much more driven in the second half, their teamwork more concentrated and intense and the Swiss were forced deeper and deeper into defence.’
    • ‘It is certain that the latest explosions, which the capital witnessed at the beginning of November, came after a concentrated security campaign the likes of which the country has never seen.’
    • ‘Skirmishes with pirates as well as a concentrated campaign to eliminate one particular group early in his career had provided him with opportunities to excel.’
    • ‘But they ignore the fact that the Loyalists have carried out a concentrated campaign of pipe bombing and petrol bombing, and have even shot at children over the last year.’
    strenuous, concerted, intensive, intense, vigorous, assiduous
    View synonyms
  • 2(of a substance or solution) present in a high proportion relative to other substances; having had water or other diluting agent removed or reduced.

    ‘concentrated fruit juice’
    • ‘It is assumed to be obtained in dilute solutions, and may not strictly apply to concentrated solutions.’
    • ‘Further investigation of mechanisms of atypical liver necrosis after concentrated acetic acid ingestion is needed.’
    • ‘Epinephrine and phenylephrine always should be used with extreme caution, especially in their most concentrated solutions.’
    • ‘Water should not be added to concentrated acids because they will boil and splatter - always add the acid to the water.’
    • ‘The authors conclude that short-term exposure to concentrated ambient air particles induces a significant inflammatory reaction in the lungs of rats.’
    • ‘Dry crystals and concentrated solutions are caustic.’
    • ‘As well as whole blood, fluid replacement may involve administration of salt fluids, plasma, or artificial substitutes, and concentrated red blood cells.’
    • ‘The electrolyte is concentrated KOH solution.’
    • ‘Essential oils are concentrated liquids and are very powerful substances.’
    • ‘Subsequent adsorption from a less concentrated solution of DOPC and DDM increases the fraction of DOPC in the layer.’
    • ‘The use of these concentrated sprays can reduce application costs and avoid excessive leaf run-off as well as spray drift out of the orchard.’
    • ‘At this time, the Arab alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan Geber produced concentrated acetic acid by distilling vinegar.’
    • ‘He then put concentrated nitric acid into the tube and the tar didn't dissolve.’
    • ‘These two methods require stringent control of the inoculum size and hence are not optimal for direct sensitivity testing from concentrated clinical specimens.’
    • ‘The fixtures are movable, in order to direct the concentrated beam of light to your spot of choice in the room.’
    • ‘Sauteing releases and evaporates most of the liquid from mushrooms for an intense, highly concentrated flavor.’
    • ‘A more concentrated solution may be used only if quinupristin/dalfopristin is administered through a central line.’
    • ‘In this regime, the properties of the DNA concentrated solutions do not depend on the length of the DNA.’
    • ‘Cleaning with highly concentrated hydrochloric acid with apparently little care or recognition of potential damage to some associated species is common.’
    • ‘In the distal tubule and collecting duct of the kidney, vasopressin stimulates water resorption so that concentrated urine is produced.’
    condensed, distilled, reduced, evaporated, thick, thickened, dense
    View synonyms