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  • adj. Tending or having power to consolidate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending or having power to consolidate; healing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to consolidate; specifically; in medicine, tending to heal wounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to consolidate
  • adj. combining into a single unit


Compare French consolidatif. (Wiktionary)


  • S&P500 is best described as consolidative rather than directional.

  • For patients with localized disease, and who can tolerate a radical surgery, radiation is often given post-operatively as a consolidative treatment.


  • The metal's rally with other commodities in the past few sessions has been a consolidative bounce in an overall downtrend that has returned, said Bill O'Neill,

    Copper Rally Comes to an Abrupt Close

  • ICE cocoa futures prices will trek higher, though a consolidative pause may be in order, analysts said.

    Demand Boosts Cocoa Prices

  • Despite intraday spikes, pair was unable to define and continues in a consolidative stage as has been for most of these week.

  • Investors bidding on gold contracts minimized the importance of the Euro weakness as price moves into a consolidative phase limited by $1,152.00.

  • The stock market indices ended up again today on Wednesday, but in a much narrower session and in a more of a consolidative pattern.

  • "I would characterise last night's session as the first two-thirds as consolidative and the final as being a resumption of the decline," he said.

    WA Business News - Latest News

  • Intraday trade remains consolidative with the sharp rally last session in the appearance of an outside-range shifting focus towards 9077 hurdle and need break to extend gain towards

  • Pair seems to be in a consolidative stage in between two levels with different strength: to the upside 1.3490 area quite strong, as represents the 61. 9% of last 2009 bullish rally, while 1.3430 is the support of the range, this year low before past week break lower.

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