verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing.
to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one.
to unite so as to form one mass, community
, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
verb (used with object), coalesced, coalescing.
to cause to unite in one body or mass.
Origin: 1535–45; Related forms
< Latin coalēscere,
equivalent to co- co-
(stem of alere
to nourish, make grow) + -ēscere -esce
1, 2. unite, combine, join. 2. amalgamate, fuse, blend, merge.