Consolidating
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. [1913 Webster]

He fixed and consolidated the earth. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Consolidating numbers into unity. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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