Con*sol"i*date (?), a. [L. consolidatus, 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.


A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate. Elyot.


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Con*sol"i*date (?), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Consolidated (?); & vb.n. Consolidating (?).]


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.


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.


Syn. -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.


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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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