Definition of coalesce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coalesce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈles//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈles//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coalesce
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈles//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈles//
 
he / she / it coalesces
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈlesɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈlesɪz//
 
past simple coalesced
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈlest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈlest//
 
past participle coalesced
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈlest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈlest//
 
-ing form coalescing
BrE BrE//ˌkəʊəˈlesɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊəˈlesɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] coalesce (into/with something) (formal) to come together to form one larger group, substance, etc. synonym amalgamate The puddles had coalesced into a small stream. the markets have coalesced into a single global market. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin coalescere ‘grow together’, from co- (from cum ‘with’) + alescere ‘grow up’ (from alere ‘nourish’).
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