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noun con·sol·i·da·tion \kən-ˌsäl-ə-ˈdā-shən\


:  the process by which an infected lung passes from an aerated collapsible condition to one of airless solid consistency through the accumulation of exudate in the alveoli and adjoining ducts <pneumonic consolidation>; also :  tissue that has undergone consolidation <areas of consolidation>
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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