- The definition of coalesce means to grow or join together.
- A broken bone healing back into one is an example of to coalesce.
- Two armies joining together against a common enemy is an example of to coalesce.
coalesce definition by Webster's New World
coalesce definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
- To grow together; fuse.
- To come together so as to form one whole; unite: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms at mix.
Origin: Latin coalēscere : co-, co- + alēscere, to grow, inchoative of alere, to nourish; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
- coˌa·lesˈcence noun
- coˌa·lesˈcent adjective