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consolidate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolidate  \Con*sol"i*date\,  a.  [L.  consolidatus  p.  pr  of 
  consolidare  to  make  firm;  con-  +  solidare  to  make  firm; 
  solidus  solid.  See  {Solid},  and  cf  {Consound}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolidate  \Con*sol"i*date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Consolidated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Consolidating}.] 
  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.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolidate  \Con*sol"i*date\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consolidate 
  v  1:  unite  into  one  "The  companies  consolidated" 
  2:  make  firm  or  secure;  strengthen:  "consolidate  one's  gains"; 
  "consolidate  one's  hold  on  first  place" 
  3:  bring  together  into  a  single  whole  or  system;  "The  town  and 
  county  schools  are  being  consolidated" 
  4:  form  into  a  solid  mass  or  whole;  "The  mud  had  consolidated 
  overnight" 
  5:  make  or  form  into  a  solid  or  hardened  mass:  "consolidate 
  fibers  into  boards" 




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