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Consolidate


CONSOLIDATE, verb transitive [Latin , solid. See Solid.]

1. To make solid to unite or press together loose or separate parts, and form a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.

He fixed and consolidated the earth above the waters.

2. To unite the parts of a broken bone or the lips of a wound, by means of applications.

3. To unite two parliamentary bills in one.

4. In law, to combine two benefices in one.

CONSOLIDATE, verb intransitive To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid.

In hurts and ulcers of the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate

Moist clay consolidates by drying.

CONSOLIDATE, adjective Formed into a solid mass.