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coalesce (v.)

1540s, "grow together, unite by growing into one body," from Latin coalescere "unite, grow together, become one in growth," from assimilated form of com- "together" (see co-) + alescere "be nourished," hence, "increase, grow up," inchoative of alere "to suckle, nourish," from PIE root *al- (2) "to grow, nourish." Related: Coalesced; coalescing; coalescence; coalescent.

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Definitions of coalesce from WordNet

coalesce (v.)
mix together different elements;
Synonyms: blend / flux / mix / conflate / commingle / immix / fuse / meld / combine / merge
coalesce (v.)
fuse or cause to grow together;
From wordnet.princeton.edu