What does 'Consistent with' mean?
Eg. this sentance:
''I couldn't find any other explanation in that the (patient) died of a sore throat, consistent with drinking hot liquids.'' then later in the article, the pathologist states ''drinking hot fluids is the most common cause of a sore throat so I think this is the most likely explanation.''
So did this guy drink hot liquids to cause his sore throat that got infected or did the pathologist just assume that he did?