verb (used without object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
verb (used with object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for coalesce
Word Origin for coalesce
Word Origin and History 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.