from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing coalescence
  • n. Any agent that causes coalesence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing together; uniting so as to form one body: in botany, properly applied to the organic cohesion of similar parts.
  • n. One who or that which coalesces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. growing together, fusing


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  • EDIT: coalescent encourages folks to go over and discuss Radiant Car, though.

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  • My thanks to coalescent for posting an abbreviated vrsion of this on his lj; to the people four! who've visited me; and, though they won't read this, to the anonymous commuters who helped me on my way.

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