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[kuh n-sol-i-deyt]
verb (used with object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.
  1. to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: They consolidated their three companies.
  2. to discard the unused or unwanted items of and organize the remaining: She consolidated her home library.
  3. to make solid or firm; solidify; strengthen: to consolidate gains.
  4. Military. to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.
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verb (used without object), con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing.
  1. to unite or combine.
  2. to become solid or firm.
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  1. consolidated(def 2).
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Origin of consolidate

1505–15; < Latin consolidātus (past participle of consolidāre), equivalent to con- con- + solid(us) solid + -ātus -ate1
Related formscon·sol·i·da·tor, nounpre·con·sol·i·date, verb, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ed, pre·con·sol·i·dat·ing.re·con·sol·i·date, verb, re·con·sol·i·dat·ed, re·con·sol·i·dat·ing.un·con·sol·i·dat·ing, adjective
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Historical Examples of reconsolidated

  • Some of them have been melted and reconsolidated, and crowded in between others, or spread over them.

    The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences

    Edward Hitchcock

  • This is the way in which estates, once broken up, are reconsolidated in Oude, under energetic and unscrupulous men.

British Dictionary definitions for reconsolidated


  1. to form or cause to form into a solid mass or whole; unite or be united
  2. to make or become stronger or more stable
  3. military to strengthen or improve one's control over (a situation, force, newly captured area, etc)
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Word Origin for consolidate

C16: from Latin consolidāre to make firm, from solidus strong, solid
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Word Origin and History for reconsolidated



1510s, "to compact into one body," from Latin consolidatus, past participle of consolidare "to make solid," from com- "together" (see com-) + solidare "to make solid" (see solid). Meaning "to make firm or strong" is from mid-16c. Related: Consolidatedconsolidating.

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