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February 24, 2008
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Sunday, 24th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Coalesce



( Transitive and Intransitive Verb )



Pronunciation : ko-e-léss


Past and past participle : coalesced
Present participle : coalescing
3rd person present singular : coalesces


Definition



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


Etymology:


Mid-16th century - Latin coalescere - grow up together - alescere - grow up - alere - nourish


Synonyms


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.


Antonyms


divide, separate


Contextual Examples:


• 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.


Related Words:


• coalescence : Noun

• coalescent : Adjective



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