Pronunciation: (kun-sol'i-dāt"), [key]
—v., -dat•ed, -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. Mil.to strengthen by rearranging the position of ground combat troops after a successful attack.
1. to unite or combine.
2. to become solid or firm.
consolidated (def. 2).
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