AskDefine | Define coalesce

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1 mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, meld, combine, merge]
2 fuse or cause to grow together

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Latin coalescere, from co- + alescere 'grow up'.


  1. To join into a single mass
  2. To form from different elements
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 2.
      when a thing's own light and the light from something else coalescing into one on bright and smooth surfaces produce a form which yields a perception reversed from the way a thing normally looks.


to join into a single mass
to form from different elements
  • Dutch: doen versmelten, doen samensmelten
  • French: coalescer
  • German: zusammenfließen, zusammenfügen, zusammenwachsen, vereinigen, verschmelzen
  • Portuguese: coalescer

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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