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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: coalescere, from co- ( CO-) + alescere 'to grow'

coalesce

verb
     
co‧a‧lesce [intransitive] formal
if objects or ideas coalesce, they combine to form one single group
coalesce into/with
Gradually the different groups of people coalesced into one dominant racial group.
coalescence noun [uncountable]

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