Coalesce Definition

coalesced, coalesces, coalescing
coalesced, coalesces, coalescing
To grow together, as the halves of a broken bone.
Webster's New World
To come together as a recognizable whole or entity.
The stories that coalesced as the history of the movement.
American Heritage
To unite or merge into a single body, group, or mass.
Webster's New World
To come together for a single purpose.
The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders.
American Heritage
To cause to coalesce as a single whole or entity.
The survey responses were coalesced into a single document.
American Heritage

Origin of Coalesce

  • Latin coalēscere co- co- alēscere to grow inchoative of alere to nourish al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin coalēscō, from co- + alēscō (“grow up”).

    From Wiktionary

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