verb (used without object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
verb (used with object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
- coal-tar creosote,
- coal-tar pitch,
Origin of coalesce
Examples from the Web for coalesce
The environmental community, reeling from the failure of cap and trade, needed a fight around which to coalesce.
Individual tales of loss can generate mass action only if they are able to coalesce into a collective narrative.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.|Kapil Komireddi|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While the opposition to Graham has yet to coalesce around a single opponent, he could be in real trouble if it does.South Carolina Court Decision Looms Large For 2016|Ben Jacobs|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, with or without Lapid, the opposition will finally have the opportunity to coalesce into a common front.
If ever there was a chance for the cluster of smaller center-left parties to coalesce around a domestic agenda, it's now.
They therefore determined to coalesce with another body of Tories of whom Sancroft was the chief.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Then they coalesce and the whole ice body becomes strewn with rock dbris.Mount Rainier|Various
When words equivalent to each other coalesce, and become compound; it is evident that the composition is of a very peculiar kind.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
The Italian contribution to the book tends to coalesce either with the general or the personal elements.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The two nuclei come into contact and coalesce, and we have thus a new cell with its sixteen chromosomes complete.Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
Word Origin for coalesce
1540s, from Latin coalescere "to unite, grow together, become one in growth," from com- "together" (see co-) + alescere "to grow up" (see adolescent). Related: Coalesced; coalescing; coalescence; coalescent.