Consolidate

Definition of Consolidate

Con`sol´i`date
a.1.Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.
A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate.
- Elyot.
v. t.1.To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
[imp. & p. p. Consolidated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Consolidating .]
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.
v. i.1.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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