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Definition of "coalesce" [co•a•lesce]

  • To grow together; fuse. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come together so as to form one whole; unite: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms at mix. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coalesce" in a sentence
  • "Romanticism: Such massive evidence of the failure to make the various individual readings coalesce is a somewhat melancholy spectacle."
  • "He stepped forward to kind of coalesce all this energy around, can we do it?"
  • "And quantum phenomena happen even if no observer is there to make them "coalesce"."