1. dressed ore, concentrate, ore

usage: the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

2. concentrate, foodstuff, food product

usage: a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

3. concentrate, prototype, paradigm, epitome, image

usage: a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"


1. concentrate, change state, turn

usage: make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice"

2. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

3. centralize, centralise, concentrate, change, alter, modify

usage: make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

4. digest, condense, concentrate, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce

usage: make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

5. concentrate, converge

usage: draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

6. condense, concentrate, contract, change, alter, modify

usage: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

7. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

8. reduce, boil down, concentrate, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

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