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v. co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
1. To come or grow together into a single mass: the material that coalesced to form stars.
2. To come together as a recognizable whole or entity: the stories that coalesced as the history of the movement.
3. To come together for a single purpose: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms at mix.
1. To cause to coalesce as a single mass: The atoms were coalesced into a larger molecule.
2. To cause to coalesce as a single whole or entity: The survey responses were coalesced into a single document.

[Latin coalēscere : co-, co- + alēscere, to grow, inchoative of alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

co′a·les′cence n.
co′a·les′cent adj.
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Adj.1.coalescent - growing together, fusing; "coalescent tradititions"; "coalescent bones"
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
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This coalescent motion of the heart allows for fidelity, and Gilman analyzes that motion according to the three Christian virtues of love, peace, and justice.
These areas develop narrow, moderately to gently-sloping sand beaches, backed by extensive coastal transverse dunes developed from coalescent parabolic dunes.
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