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co·a·lesce

 (kō′ə-lĕs′)
v. co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coalescing - 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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