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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-uh-les]
    • /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/
    • /kəʊəlˈesənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-uh-les]
    • /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/

Definitions of coalescent word

  • verb without object coalescent to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one. 1
  • verb without object coalescent to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd. 1
  • verb without object coalescent to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory. 1
  • verb with object coalescent to cause to unite in one body or mass. 1
  • noun coalescent Causing coalescence. 1
  • noun coalescent Any agent that causes coalesence. 0

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Origin of coalescent

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin coalēscere, equivalent to co- co- + al- (stem of alere to nourish, make grow) + -ēscere -esce

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Parts of speech for Coalescent


coalescent popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coalescent usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coalescent

adj coalescent

  • flowing — moving in or as in a stream: flowing water.
  • concurrent — Concurrent events or situations happen at the same time.
  • convergent — (of two or more lines, paths, etc) moving towards or meeting at some common point
  • meeting — an assembly, as of persons and hounds for a hunt or swimmers or runners for a race or series of races: a track meet.

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