- to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one.
- to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
- to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
- to cause to unite in one body or mass.
Origin of coalesce
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1, 2. unite, combine, join. 2. amalgamate, fuse, blend, merge.
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- (intr) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend
C16: from Latin coalēscere from co- + alēscere to increase, from alere to nourish
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Word Origin and History for non-coalescing
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