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 coalescence
In the first instance, we had a composition of wave-motion with river-motion; here we have the coalescence of waves with waves.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Procephalon: that segment of the head in the embryo which is formed by the coalescence of the first three primitive segments.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
It struck him like the flash of a cloud highly charged by the coalescence of drops of vapor.Of All Things|Robert C. Benchley
It becomes closed by the coalescence of the two edges, a process which commences posteriorly, and then gradually extends forwards.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The heroism of Liebknecht was at least a point and center of coalescence.The Future Belongs to the People|Karl Liebknecht
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.