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coalesce

Syllabification: co·a·lesce
Pronunciation: /ˌkōəˈles
 
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Definition of coalesce in English:

verb

[no object]
1Come together and form one mass or whole: the puddles had coalesced into shallow streams the separate details coalesce to form a single body of scientific thought
More example sentences
  • The separate voices coalesced into joyous chorus.
  • The love they had shared, the love that renewed with each passing day and moments of togetherness had coalesced into a raging fury of hatred and contempt.
  • Since our solar system is believed to have formed when dust and ice bands circling the sun coalesced into planets, this may help scientists understand how solar systems are created.
Synonyms
1.1 [with object] Combine (elements) in a mass or whole: to help coalesce the community, they established an office
More example sentences
  • We must build a new, electoral bloc, coalescing the parties and individuals of the left; a coalition that will combine grassroots activism with electoral strategy.
  • It is understood the leaked report will recommend a single authority for the whole region, meaning that most boards will be coalesced or abolished.
  • Even though he was a Democrat, he was the hero of Franklin Roosevelt for the way he coalesced the war effort between 1941 and 1945.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'bring together, unite'): from Latin coalescere, from co- (from cum 'with') + alescere 'grow up' (from alere 'nourish').

Derivatives

coalescence

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈlesəns/
noun
Example sentences
  • The short-duration ones are likely to come from the coalescence of compact objects like neutron stars or black holes.
  • Rural buffer policy is designed to prevent new development that might lead to the coalescence between towns and villages.
  • Unless this oxide film is removed before and during welding it will interfere with the coalescence of the parent plate and filler material.

coalescent

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈlesənt/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The tree is created according to the proper coalescent process.
  • The statistical significance of a number of population genetic tests was obtained by coalescent simulation.
  • This reflects an underlying starlike genealogy in which all of the coalescent events occurred in a narrow time window.

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