Co`a*lesce" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coalesced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Coalescing.] [L. coalescere, coalitium; co- + alescere to grow up, incho. fr. alere to nourish. See Aliment, n.]


To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts separated by a wound coalesce.


To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community; as, vapors coalesce.

The Jews were incapable of coalescing with other nations. Campbell.

Certain combinations of ideas that, once coalescing, could not be shaken loose. De Quincey.

Syn. -- See Add.


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