coalesced; coalescing; coalesces

Waiting for a plan to come together? You're waiting for it to coalesce. Coalesce is when different elements of something join together and become one.

In coalesce, you see co-, which should tell you the word means "together." The other half of the word comes from alescere, a Latin verb meaning "to grow up." So if you are trying to start up a photography club at school, once you have an advisor, some interested students and support from the administration, things will be coalescing or growing together. Another way to remember that? An adolescent is one who is growing. A lot!

Definitions of coalesce
  1. verb
    fuse or cause to grow together
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    clog, clot
    coalesce or unite in a mass
    type of:
    merge, unify, unite
    become one
  2. verb
    mix together different elements
    synonyms: blend, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
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    mix in specific proportions
    cause to become one with
    meld, melt
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    blend in, mix in
    cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    grow together (of plants and organs)
    unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
    mix or blend
    make an alloy of
    syncretise, syncretize
    become fused
    cut in
    mix in with cutting motions
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
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