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

Examples of reconsolidate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As recently as July 24, Mr. Austin voiced cautious optimism that a nascent Afghan strategy to reconsolidate defensive positions around important cities still in government control, along with limited U.S. airstrikes, could enable Afghan forces to hold the line. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 In the same way, sleep may serve to reorganize and reconsolidate memories. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 14 May 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconsolidate was circa 1541

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“Reconsolidate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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