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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolidated  \Con*sol"i*da`ted\,  p.  p.  &  a. 
  1.  Made  solid,  hard,  or  compact;  united;  joined;  solidified. 
 
  The  Aggregate  Fund  .  .  .  consisted  of  a  great 
  variety  of  taxes  and  surpluses  of  taxes  and  duties 
  which  were  [in  1715]  consolidated.  --Rees. 
 
  A  mass  of  partially  consolidated  mud.  --Tyndall. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Having  a  small  surface  in  proportion  to  bulk,  as  in 
  the  cactus. 
 
  Consolidated  plants  are  evidently  adapted  and 
  designed  for  very  dry  regions;  in  such  only  they  are 
  found  --Gray. 
 
  {The  Consolidated  Fund},  a  British  fund  formed  by 
  consolidating  (in  1787)  three  public  funds  (the  Aggregate 
  Fund,  the  General  Fund,  and  the  South  Sea  Fund).  In  1816, 
  the  larger  part  of  the  revenues  of  Great  Britian  and 
  Ireland  was  assigned  to  what  has  been  known  as  the 
  Consolidated  Fund  of  the  United  Kingdom,  out  of  which  are 
  paid  the  interest  of  the  national  debt,  the  salaries  of 
  the  civil  list,  etc 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consolidated 
  adj  1:  joined  together  into  a  whole;  "United  Industries";  "the 
  amalgamated  colleges  constituted  a  university";  "a 
  consolidated  school"  [syn:  {amalgamate},  {amalgamated}, 
  {coalesced},  {fused}] 
  2:  forming  a  solid  mass 




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