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coalesce

co·a·lesce

coalesce

 
pronunciation:
ko les
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: coalesced, coalesces, coalescing
definition: to grow together or unite to form a single body or organization; unify; fuse.
The bubbles coalesced, making one large bubble.The ideas of the two scientists coalesced and together they devised a new theory.
synonyms:
amalgamate, combine, consolidate, fuse, merge, unite
similar words:
agglutinate, associate, blend, join, weld
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to unify.
They coalesced several small companies into one.
synonyms:
amalgamate, combine, consolidate, fuse, merge, unify, unite
similar words:
agglutinate, associate, blend, incorporate, join, weld
derivations: coalescent (adj.), coalescence (n.)
Word Parts
The word coalesce contains the following part:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.