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concentrate

US [ˈkɑnsənˌtreɪt]
UK [ˈkɒns(ə)nˌtreɪt]
  • n.浓缩物
  • v.聚精会神;集中(注意力);使…集中(或集合、聚集);(使)浓缩
  • Web专心;全神贯注;精矿
Simple Present:concentrates  Present Participle:concentrating  Past Tense:concentrated  
Concentrate
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v.
1.
[i][t]
集中(注意力);聚精会神to give all your attention to sth and not think about anything else
I can't concentrate with all that noise going on.
吵闹声不绝于耳,我无法集中精神。
Nothing concentrates the mind better than the knowledge that you could die tomorrow(= it makes you think very clearly) .
没有什么比知道自己明天就可能会死去更能让人定下心来去思考种种问题的了。
I decided to concentrate all my efforts on finding somewhere to live.
我决定全力以赴找个住的地方。
2.
[t]
~ sth + adv./prep.
使…集中(或集合、聚集)to bring sth together in one place
Power is largely concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
权力主要集中在少数精英人物的手里。
We need to concentrate resources on the most run-down areas.
我们需要把资源集中用于最衰败的地区。
Fighting was concentrated around the towns to the north.
战斗集中在北方诸城镇的周围进行。
3.
[t]
~ sth
(使)浓缩to increase the strength of a substance by reducing its volume, for example by boiling it
n.
1.
[c][u]
浓缩物a substance that is made stronger because water or other substances have been removed
mineral concentrates found at the bottom of rivers
在河底发现的精矿
jams made with fruit juice concentrate
用浓缩果汁做的果酱

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