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coalesce

[ koh-uh-les ]
/ 藢ko蕣 蓹藞l蓻s /
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verb (used without object), co路a路lesced, co路a路lesc路ing.
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.
verb (used with object), co路a路lesced, co路a路lesc路ing.
to cause to unite in one body or mass.
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Origin of coalesce

First recorded in 1535鈥45; from Latin coal膿scere, equivalent to co- co- + al- (stem of alere 鈥渢o nourish, make grow鈥) + -escere -esce

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British Dictionary definitions for coalesce

coalesce
/ (藢k蓹蕣蓹藞l蓻s) /

verb
(intr) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend

Derived forms of coalesce

coalescence, nouncoalescent, adjective

Word Origin for coalesce

C16: from Latin coal膿scere from co- + al膿scere to increase, from alere to nourish
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