re·​con·​sol·​i·​date | \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdāt How to pronounce reconsolidate (audio) \
reconsolidated; reconsolidating; reconsolidates

Definition of reconsolidate

1 transitive : to consolidate again Both realms were on the brink of dissolution when their old regimes proved incapable of carrying the political loads they had assumed, but the new regimes succeeded in reconsolidating them by force of arms.— Jane Jacobs The purge of the wartime leaders was ended, and the police and educational systems were reconsolidated under central government leadership.— Edwin O. Reischauer
2 intransitive : to become consolidated again Local reports claim ISIS fighters fell back from al Qayyara in the face of the Iraqi offensive and have reconsolidated around Hammam al-Alil …— Carlo Muñoz

Other Words from reconsolidate

reconsolidation \ (ˌ)rē-​kən-​ˌsä-​lə-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce reconsolidation (audio) \ noun, plural reconsolidations
the reconsolidation of tilled soil memory reconsolidation The Middle Kingdom witnessed the reconsolidation of central government under dynasties that emerged from the south of the country, reunifying Upper and Lower Egypt and reclaiming much of the culture, expressions of power and habits of kingship forged during the Old Kingdom. — Philip Kennicott

First Known Use of reconsolidate

circa 1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reconsolidate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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