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Meaning of coalesce

co•a•lesce

Pronunciation: (kō"u-les'), [key]
— v., -lesced, -lesc•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one.
  2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
  3. to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to unite in one body or mass.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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