3. (Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.
The concretes "father" and "son" have, or might have, the abstracts "paternity" and "filiety".
J. S. Mill.
4. (Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.
(Con*crete") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Concreted; p. pr & vb. n. Concreting.] To unite or coalesce,
as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
Applied to some substances, it is equivalent to indurate; as, metallic matter concretes into a hard body; applied
to others, it is equivalent to congeal, thicken, inspissate, coagulate, as in the concretion of blood.
"The blood of some who died of the plague could not be made to concrete." Arbuthnot.
(Con*crete"), v. t.
1. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.
There are in our inferior world divers bodies that are concreted out of others.
Sir M. Hale.
2. To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.
(Con*crete"ly), adv. In a concrete manner.
(Con*crete"ness), n. The quality of being concrete.
(Con*cre"tion) n. [L. concretio.]
1. The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a
2. A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation,
induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus.
Accidental ossifications or deposits of phosphates of lime in certain organs . . . are called osseous
3. (Geol.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as,
the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.
(Con*cre"tion*al) a. Concretionary.
(Con*cre"tion*a*ry) a. Pertaining to, or formed by, concretion or aggregation; producing
or containing concretions.
(Con*cre"tive) a. Promoting concretion. Sir T. Browne.
(Con*cre"tive*ly), adv. In a concrete manner.
(Con*cre"ture) n. A mass formed by concretion. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Con*crew") v. i. [See Concrete, a., and Accrue.] To grow together. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Con*crim`i*na"tion) n. A joint accusation.
(Con*cu"bi*na*cy) n. The practice of concubinage. [Obs.] Strype.