[ koh-uh-les ]
/ ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs /
verb (used without object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·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·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
to cause to unite in one body or mass.
Words nearby coalesce
Origin of coalesce
OTHER WORDS FROM coalesce
co·a·les·cence, nounco·a·les·cent, adjectivenon·co·a·les·cence, nounnon·co·a·les·cent, adjective
non·co·a·les·cing, adjectiveun·co·a·les·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-coalescing
/ (ˌkəʊəˈlɛs) /
(intr) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend
Derived forms of coalescecoalescence, nouncoalescent, adjective
Word Origin for coalesce
C16: from Latin coalēscere from co- + alēscere to increase, from alere to nourish
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