Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Serving to unite or consolidate; having the quality of consolidating or making firm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to unite or consolidate; having the quality of consolidating or making firm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to consolidate or make firm; specifically, in medicine, having the property of uniting wounds or forming new flesh.
  • n. A medicine given for the purpose of consolidating wounds or strengthening cicatrices.

Etymologies

Latin consolidans, present participle of consolido ("I make firm"): compare French consolidant. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So the dinosaur preparer coats it with a consolidant, a type of glue that hardens and protects the bone.

    Living His Dinosaur Dream

  • Placing a piece of fiberglass paper over the plaster, I then applied several coatings of a 10% solution of a consolidant called Paraloid B72, which is the active ingredient in glues like UHU and Duco Cement, to the paper.

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Hierakonpolis 2006 - Adventures Underground

  • In an attempt to lift the plaster we covered it with fiberglass paper, which we then coated with consolidant and left to dry.

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Hierakonpolis 2006 - Adventures Underground

  • B-67 also seemed less likely to compromise future analysis of the coating or crocodile tissue, as it is synthetic, and has been recommended by British Museum conservators as a consolidant for fossilized natural resins based in part on its lack of interference with post-application analysis of the fossilized resin.

    Museum Blogs

  • I evaluated the adhesives based on working properties (especially penetration, as the consolidant needed to flow into networks of very fine cracks), join strength, and visual criteria (changes to the appearance of the black coating and crocodile skin).

    Museum Blogs

  • (Reuters) - Les valeurs japonaises ont fini la matinée en léger repli mardi sur des prises de bénéfice, les investisseurs consolidant une

    WN.com - Articles related to La Bourse de Tokyo finit à son plus bas depuis six mois

  • Applying the consolidant to the inscription © Antarctic Heritage Trust

    Museum Blogs

  • We decided that a dilute solution of consolidant would be applied to the letters in an attempt to strengthen both the letters and the bond between the letters and the wood beneath.

    Museum Blogs

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