Sunday, 24th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Transitive and Intransitive Verb )
Pronunciation : ko-e-l�ss
Past and past participle : coalesced
Present participle : coalescing
3rd person present singular : coalesces
1. to merge or cause things to merge into a single body or group
2. to come together so as to form one whole
3. a joining or fusing of parts
Mid-16th century - Latin coalescere - grow up together - alescere - grow up - alere - nourish
combine, compound, concrete, conjoin, conjugate, connect, consolidate, couple, join, link, marry, meld, unify, unite, wed, yoke, blend, come together, merge, unite, amalgamate, band together, cleave, mingle, fuse, adhere, cohere
� Only things of two different natures can adhere.
� Cohere is for things of the same kind that stick together and form a whole.
� The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders.
� All of the ideas will coalesce finally into the writing of the law.
� The two lakes coalesced into one.
� The various groups coalesced into a crowd.
� Their ideas coalesced into one theory.
� coalescence : Noun
� coalescent : Adjective
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