Usage examples for consolidate

  1. The extreme end is again flattened, or " broken down," as it is termed, and first a slab, and after reheating, blooms are added, as already explained; when these are welded and forged enough to consolidate the mass the mass is rounded up again, thus increasing the length of finished shaft. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. He ought to have come home immediately after that attack of fever; for the five years were over, and his work nearly done; but there was need to consolidate his achievements, and a strong man is only too apt to trifle with his health. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge