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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sol·i·date /kənˈsɑləˌdet/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sol·i·date a.  Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated. [R.]
    A gentleman [should learn to ride] while he is tender and the brawns and sinews of his thighs not fully consolidate.   --Elyot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    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. [R.]
 Syn: -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: unite into one; "The companies consolidated"
      2: make firm or secure; strengthen; "consolidate one's gains";
         "consolidate one's hold on first place"
      3: bring together into a single whole or system; "The town and
         county schools are being consolidated"
      4: form into a solid mass or whole; "The mud had consolidated
      5: make or form into a solid or hardened mass; "consolidate
         fibers into boards"