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.
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.
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.