1. [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
1. To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as,
the parts separated by a wound coalesce.
2. 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
Certain combinations of ideas that, once coalescing,
could not be shaken loose. --De Quincey.
Syn: See Add.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: growing together, fusing; "coalescent tradititions";
"coalescent bones" [syn: coalescent, coalescing]