Concreate to Condemn
(Con`cre*ate") v. t. To create at the same time.
If God did concreate grace with Adam.
(Con`cre*ma"tion) n. [L. concrematio, fr. concremare. See Cremate.] The act of
burning different things together. [Obs.]
(Con"cre*ment) n. [L. concrementum, fr. concrescere. See Concrete.] A growing together; the
collection or mass formed by concretion, or natural union. [Obs.]
The concrement of a pebble or flint.
Sir M. Hale
(Con*cres"cence) n. [L. concrescentia.] Coalescence of particles; growth; increase by
the addition of particles. [R.] Sir W. Raleigh.
(Con*cres"ci*ble) a. [F.] Capable of being changed from a liquid to a solid state. [Obs.]
They formed a . . . fixed concrescible oil.
(Con*cres"cive) a. Growing together, or into union; uniting. [R.] Eclec. Rev.
(Con"crete) a. [L. concretus, p. p. of concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to
grow; cf. F. concret. See Crescent.]
1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of the chaos must be of the same figure as the last liquid
2. (Logic) (a) Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished
from standing for an attribute of an object; opposed to abstract. Hence: (b) Applied to a specific
object; special; particular; opposed to general. See Abstract, 3.
Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of individuals are concrete, those of classes abstract.
Concrete terms, while they express the quality, do also express, or imply, or refer to, some subject to
which it belongs. Concrete number, a number associated with, or applied to, a particular object, as three men, five
days, etc., as distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without reference to a particular object.
Concrete quantity, a physical object or a collection of such objects. Davies & Peck. Concrete
science, a physical science, one having as its subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract
laws. Concrete sound or movement of the voice, one which slides continuously up or down,
as distinguished from a discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from one line of pitch to
1. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles
of matter in one body.
To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into the same number of distinct substances.
2. A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways,
foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.