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English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • concentrate — UK US /ˈkɒnsəntreɪt/ verb [I or T] ► to give all of your attention to one particular activity, subject, or problem: concentrate on sth »The corporation is selling off its restaurant chain to concentrate on its core retailing business. concentrate …   Financial and business terms

  • concentrate — [kän′sən trāt΄] vt. concentrated, concentrating [< CONCENTER + ATE1] 1. to bring to, or direct toward, a common center 2. to collect or focus (one s thoughts, efforts, etc.) 3. to increase the strength, density, or intensity of vi …   English World dictionary

  • concentrate — I UK [ˈkɒns(ə)nˌtreɪt] / US [ˈkɑnsənˌtreɪt] verb Word forms concentrate : present tense I/you/we/they concentrate he/she/it concentrates present participle concentrating past tense concentrated past participle concentrated *** 1) a)… …   English dictionary

  • concentrate — con|cen|trate1 W2S2 [ˈkɔnsəntreıt US ˈka:n ] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: con + Latin centrum center ] 1.) to think very carefully about something that you are doing →↑concentration ▪ Now please concentrate. ▪ Adrian was finding it difficult to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concentrate — con|cen|trate1 [ kansənə,treıt ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive to give all your attention to the thing you are doing: I was sleeping badly and finding it hard to concentrate. concentrate on: Stop talking and concentrate on your work. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • concentrate — I. verb ( trated; trating) Etymology: com + Latin centrum center Date: 1641 transitive verb 1. a. to bring or direct toward a common center or objective ; focus < concentrate one s efforts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concentrate — v. (D; intr., tr.) to concentrate on (to concentrate all our efforts on solving the problem) * * * [ kɒns(ə)ntreɪt] (D;intr.,tr.) to concentrate on (to concentrate all our efforts on solving the problem) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • concentrate — concentrative /kon seuhn tray tiv, keuhn sen treuh /, adj. concentrativeness, n. concentrator, n. /kon seuhn trayt /, v., concentrated, concentrating, n. v.t. 1. to bring or draw to a common center or point of union; converge; direct toward one… …   Universalium

  • concentrate — con·cen·trate kän(t) sən .trāt, .sen vb, trat·ed; trat·ing vt 1 a) to bring or direct toward a common center or objective: FOCUS b) to accumulate (a toxic substance) in bodily tissues <fish concentrate mercury> 2) to make less dilute… …   Medical dictionary

  • concentrate — 01. Can you please turn your music down, I m trying to [concentrate] on my homework. 02. Pesticides tend to become [concentrated] as they make their way through the food chain. 03. It requires a lot of [concentration] to study in a house full of… …   Grammatical examples in English

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