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Pronunciation:  kun'sâli`deyt

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  1. [v]  make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains"; "consolidate one's hold on first place"
  2. [v]  make or form into a solid or hardened mass; "consolidate fibers into boards"
  3. [v]  form into a solid mass or whole; "The mud had consolidated overnight"
  4. [v]  unite into one; "The companies consolidated"
  5. [v]  bring together into a single whole or system; "The town and county schools are being consolidated"

CONSOLIDATE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: merge, solidify, strengthen, unify, unite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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