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consolidate

verb [I/T]  /kənˈsɑl·əˌdeɪt/ us  
to bring together or unite things that were separate: [I] Our offices had been spread among three buildings, and then we consolidated into one new high-rise. To consolidate is also to make stronger by some action or event: [T] The governor consolidated his power, getting his allies into key state jobs.
consolidated
adjective [not gradable]  /kənˈsɑl·əˌdeɪ·t̬ɪd/ us  
consolidation
noun [U]  /kənˌsɑl·əˈdeɪ·ʃən/ us  
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