consolidation

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noun con·sol·i·da·tion \kən-ˌsä-lə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of consolidation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of consolidating :  the state of being consolidated

  2. 2 :  the process of uniting :  the quality or state of being united; specifically :  the unification of two or more corporations by dissolution of existing ones and creation of a single new corporation

  3. 3 :  pathological alteration of lung tissue from an aerated condition to one of solid consistency

Examples of consolidation in a sentence

  1. <the consolidation of several intelligence agencies into one super agency>

15th Century

First Known Use of consolidation

15th century


Medical Dictionary

consolidation

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

Medical Definition of consolidation

  1. :  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>



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