unconsolidated

adjective

un·​con·​sol·​i·​dat·​ed ˌən-kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce unconsolidated (audio)
: loosely arranged
unconsolidated subsidiaries
especially : not stratified
unconsolidated soil

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mayon and Bulusan both appear to be relative quiet, but poor weather (read: rain) will increase the chances of lahars generated from unconsolidated volcanic material near those volcanoes. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2011 The Education Department encouraged anyone with unconsolidated loans to begin the process before May to ensure it can be completed before the deadline. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 That hourglass shape delivers the carving sensation on groomers but can make skis hooky and unpredictable in unconsolidated backcountry snow, especially when a crust forms. Heather Schultz, Outside Online, 4 Mar. 2021 In a quake, this unconsolidated fill loses its ability to support heavy structures. Bruce Barcott, Outside Online, 25 Aug. 2011 Factors such as purchases of property, plant and equipment; investment or sale of marketable securities; and investments or divestitures in unconsolidated subsidiaries can be recorded in this segment. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 17 May 2021 The company owns 29 regional malls in its consolidated portfolio and 19 regional malls in its unconsolidated portfolio along with six power centers and six other real estate assets. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Sand and gravel are extracted from unconsolidated deposits that are screened and sorted into various grain sizes. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 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, 2 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unconsolidated was in 1802

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“Unconsolidated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconsolidated. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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