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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coalesce mean? 

  The verb COALESCE has 2 senses:

1. mix together different elements
2. fuse or cause to grow together

  Familiarity information: COALESCE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1coalesce [BACK TO TOP]


Mix together different elements

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


fuse; coalesce; mix; conflate; immix; commingle; merge; meld; blend; flux; combine

Context example:

The colors blend well

Hypernyms (to "coalesce" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "coalesce"):

gauge (mix in specific proportions)

syncretise; syncretize (become fused)

alloy (make an alloy of)

admix (mix or blend)

conjugate (unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds)

accrete (grow together (of plants and organs))

blend in; mix in (cause (something) to be mixed with (something else))

meld; melt (lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually)

absorb (cause to become one with)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2coalesce [BACK TO TOP]


Fuse or cause to grow together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "coalesce" is one way to...):

merge; unify; unite (become one)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "coalesce"):

clog; clot (coalesce or unite in a mass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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