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Wordnet 3.0


1. growing together, fusing;
- Example: "coalescent tradititions"
- Example: "coalescent bones"
[syn: coalescent, coalescing]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coalesce \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.] 1. To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts separated by a wound coalesce. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community; as, vapors coalesce. [1913 Webster] The Jews were incapable of coalescing with other nations. --Campbell. [1913 Webster] Certain combinations of ideas that, once coalescing, could not be shaken loose. --De Quincey. Syn: See Add. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

coalescing adj 1: growing together, fusing; "coalescent tradititions"; "coalescent bones" [syn: coalescent, coalescing]