Meaning of “coalesce” in the English Dictionary


"coalesce" in English

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coalesceverb [ I ]

uk /kəʊ.əˈles/ us /koʊ.əˈles/ formal

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  • The creamy-white, rounded edge of the approaching clouds came and coalesced, spread and mushroomed. 

(Definition of “coalesce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coalesce" in American English

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coalesceverb [ I/T ]

us /ˌkoʊ·əˈles/

to combine into a single group or thing:

[ I ] The theory is that galaxies coalesced from smaller groupings of stars.

(Definition of “coalesce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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