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coalesce

[koh-uh-les] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/
verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing.
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), coalesced, coalescing.
4.
to cause to unite in one body or mass.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin coalēscere, equivalent to co- co- + al- (stem of alere to nourish, make grow) + -ēscere -esce
Related forms
coalescence, noun
coalescent, adjective
noncoalescence, noun
noncoalescent, adjective
noncoalescing, adjective
uncoalescent, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. unite, combine, join. 2. amalgamate, fuse, blend, merge.
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  • Nonetheless, the economics literature has coalesced around some key hypotheses.
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British Dictionary definitions for coalesced

coalesce

/ˌkəʊəˈlɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to unite or come together in one body or mass; merge; fuse; blend
Derived Forms
coalescence, noun
coalescent, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin coalēscere from co- + alēscere to increase, from alere to nourish
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Word Origin and History for coalesced

coalesce

v.

1540s, from Latin coalescere "to unite, grow together, become one in growth," from com- "together" (see co-) + alescere "to grow up" (see adolescent). Related: Coalesced; coalescing; coalescence; coalescent.

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