coalesce

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From Latin coalēscō, from co- + alēscō ‎(grow up).

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coalesce ‎(third-person singular simple present coalesces, present participle coalescing, simple past and past participle coalesced)

  1. (of separate elements) To join into a single mass or whole.
    The droplets coalesced into a puddle.
    • 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.
  2. (of a whole or a unit) To form from different pieces or elements.
    The puddle coalesced from the droplets as they ran together.
  3. (engineering) To bond pieces of metal into a continuous whole by liquefying parts of each piece, bringing the liquids into contact, and allowing the combined liquid to solidify.

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coalesce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of coalescō

Portuguese[edit]

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coalesce

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of coalescer
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of coalescer