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October 17th, 2019

Word of the Day 10/17/19 Coalesce

Coalesce (verb)
coalesce [ koh-uh-les ]


verb (used without object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one.
2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
3. to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory.

verb (used with object), co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing.
4. to cause to unite in one body or mass.

RELATED FORMS
co·a·les·cence, noun
co·a·les·cent, adjective
non·co·a·les·cence, noun
non·co·a·les·cent, adjective
non·co·a·les·cing, adjective
un·co·a·les·cent, adjective

RELATED WORDS
consolidate, integrate, fuse, unite, incorporate, cleave, wed, mingle, join, mix, relate, conjoin, associate, adhere, commingle, merge, amalgamate, bracket, combine, connect

SYNONYMS FOR COALESCE
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1, 2 unite, combine, join.
2 amalgamate, fuse, blend, merge.

Origin: 1535–45; < Latin coalescere, equivalent to co- co- + al- (stem of alere to nourish, make grow) + -escere -esce

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