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co·a·lesce / ˌkōəˈles/ • v. [intr.] come together and form one mass or whole: the puddles had coalesced into shallow streams. ∎  [tr.] combine (elements) in a mass or whole: to help coalesce the community, they established an office. DERIVATIVES: co·a·les·cence / -ˈlesəns/ n. co·a·les·cent / -ˈlesənt/ adj.

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coalesce

coalesce XVI. — L. coalēscere, f. CO- + alēscere grow up, f. alere nourish.
So coalition XVII. — medL.

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coalesce

coalesce (koh-ă-less) vb. to grow together or unite.
coalescence n.

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