un·​con·​sol·​i·​dat·​ed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce unconsolidated (audio) \

Definition of unconsolidated

: loosely arranged unconsolidated subsidiaries especially : not stratified unconsolidated soil

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Recent Examples on the Web Sand and gravel are extracted from unconsolidated deposits that are screened and sorted into various grain sizes. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Can gravel mining and world-class cherry orchards coexist in Utah?," 4 Oct. 2020 The upper Susitna Valley, a more rural area of unconsolidated communities scattered along the Parks Highway, has no drive-up testing. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Free pop-up COVID-19 testing near Talkeetna is Alaska’s first — but not the last," 2 May 2020 The enemy conducts both offensive and defensive operations, allowing it to hold terrain and overtake unconsolidated areas of resistance. Thomas Hendrix, Fortune, "Military experts: We need to fight coronavirus like we fight insurgents on the battlefield," 16 Apr. 2020 The layer of regolith—unconsolidated dust and sand—at the landing site was thin enough to have a minimal effect on the seismic waves. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data," 25 Feb. 2020 That crust slows down the waves dramatically compared to the Earth's crust, suggesting that the upper 10km or so is highly altered, with lots of local fractures and unconsolidated material. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data," 25 Feb. 2020 This tool, which is increasing in popularity, allows banks to set up unconsolidated entities that buy up some of their souring loans and then issue securities to investors. Anjani Trivedi, WSJ, "China’s Most Dangerous Bank," 5 Sep. 2017 Beach riding so far has fluctuated between firm and fast to an unconsolidated mess that sometimes seems impossible to ride. Bjorn Olson, Alaska Dispatch News, "Pedaling through fierce winds, from Point Hope to Utqiagvik," 30 July 2017 Several of the 22-ton pillars that hold up the dome of the rotunda rest on more than four feet of unconsolidated rubble. National Geographic, "Exclusive: Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unconsolidated

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconsolidated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconsolidated. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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