[koh-uh-les] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/

verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing.
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), coalesced, coalescing.
to cause to unite in one body or mass.
(intransitive) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend

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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