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Consolidate

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Pronunciation : Con*sol"i*date
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. consolidatus, p.pr. of consolidare to make firm; con- + solidare to make firm; solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Consound.]
Definition : Defn: Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.] A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate. Elyot.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Con*sol"i*date
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm. He fixed and consolidated the earth. T. Burnet.

2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic. Consolidating numbers into unity. Wordsworth.

3. (Surg.)

Defn: To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [R.]

Syn. -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.

t. [imp. & p.p. Consolidated; p.pr. & vb.n. Consolidating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Con*sol"i*date
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying. In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. Bacon.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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