From Latin coalēscō, from co- + alēscō (“grow up”).
coalesce (third-person singular simple present coalesces, present participle coalescing, simple past and past participle coalesced)
- (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.
- (of a whole or a unit) To form from different pieces or elements.
- The puddle coalesced from the droplets as they ran together.
- (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.
to join into a single mass
- Bulgarian: сливам се (slivam se), обединявам се (obedinjavam se)
- Catalan: unir-se (ca), ajuntar-se (ca), incorporar-se (ca)
- Chinese: 汇聚 (zh)
- Czech: sloučit se, spojit (cs) se
- Dutch: versmelten, samensmelten (nl)
- Finnish: yhdistyä, yhtyä (fi), kerääntyä
- French: se fondre (fr), coalescer (fr)
- German: vereinigen (de), verschmelzen, zusammenfließen (de), zusammenfügen, zusammenwachsen
to form from different elements
- second-person singular present active imperative of coalescō
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of coalescer
- second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of coalescer