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concentrate at (some place)

1. To have people gather in a particular place or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "concentrate" and "at." Concentrate all the guests at the entrance to the venue for now—I don't want them to see the wedding party just yet.
2. To gather in a particular place or area in large numbers. Most of the guests are concentrated at the buffet right now. I had a hard time getting down the hallway because so many students were concentrated at the door to the gym.
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concentrate on (someone or something)

To focus on a particular person or thing. I'm sorry, but I can't concentrate on what you're saying with that music blaring in the background. If you want to get into the college of your choice, you really need to concentrate on your schoolwork.
See also: concentrate, on

concentrate at some place

to gather thickly at a place. The moths concentrated at the window at night, attracted by the light. All the thirsty children concentrated at the water fountain.
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concentrate someone or something at something

to cause people or things to gather at a place; to cause people or things to convene or converge at a place. You shouldn't concentrate all the guards at one entrance. The general concentrated all the big guns at the entrance to the valley.
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concentrate something on someone or something

to focus something on someone or something; to center on someone or something. Let's try to concentrate our efforts on finishing this job today. She concentrated her attention on Lynn.
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concentrate (up)on someone or something

to focus one's thinking on someone or something; to think intensely about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please concentrate upon Jeff. He is the one we should discuss. Try to concentrate on your work more.
See also: concentrate, on

ˌconcentrate the ˈmind

make you think very clearly and seriously about something: Being informed that you are likely to lose your job unless you work harder concentrates the mind wonderfully.
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Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear.
The data revealed that the CD4 cell counts declined three percent less per six month period with high-purity factor VIII concentrates than with intermediate-purity products.
Tahitian Noni(R) Liquid Noni Concentrates with Herbal Extracts support the immune system, increase energy and allow greater physical performance levels," said Jonathon Gustavson, senior product line manager supplements for Tahitian Noni International.
Concentrates contain uv stabilizers, antioxidants and any other required stabilizing additive.
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Showing Pantone and custom color concentrates and special-effects modifiers--iridescent, phosphorescent, metallic, and glitter.
Hellas Gold has issued invitations to bid for lead and zinc concentrates to a selection of international traders.
Under the flowsheet, flotation bulk rougher concentrates are subjected to conventional medium-temperature/pressure oxidation in an autoclave.
Our product also allows for a much simpler blending process compared to other concentrates that may only be available at a 60% or 70% level.