[ 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.
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Origin of 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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/ (ˌkəʊəˈlɛs) /
(intr) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend
Word Origin for coalesce
C16: from Latin coalēscere from co- + alēscere to increase, from alere to nourish
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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.
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