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  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. 




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