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coalesce into (something)

For two or more separate thing to merge or form into one thing. Initially, I wasn't sure if the movie was a drama or comedy, but it coalesced nicely into a dramedy as the plot unfolded.
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coalesce into something

[for two or more things] to blend or fuse and become one thing. The fading colors coalesced into a gray blur. In the distance, the crowd coalesced into a single blob.
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In this particular case, Optifilm 400 was also introduced as a coalescing aid with distinctly different contributions for polar and hydrogen bonding factors.
In computer simulations, Frenk and his colleagues traced the evolution of galaxies that would form from ordinary gas coalescing around concentrations of cold dark matter.
Under the right conditions, ice and dust in these doughnut-shaped objects collide and clump together, coalescing into new worlds.
When tankers or off-shore wells unleash thousands of barrels worth of oil at sea cleanup crews immediately look for help from chemical dispersants - agents that work together with natural wave action to break large bodies of oil into droplets that resist coalescing.
A pair of orbiting, coalescing neutron stars or black holes represents the most likely source of gravitational radiation strong enough to produce an observable effect.
Two researchers now say they have strong evidence that gas clouds were still coalescing into galaxies as recently as just a few billion years ago.
start with the idea that two distinct mechanisms govern a vapor-deposition process: Droplets grow by absorbing vapor and by coalescing when they touch.