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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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A coalescing filter operates "inside out" compared with traditional particle filters that flow from the outside to the inside of the cartridge.
In this particular case, Optifilm 400 was also introduced as a coalescing aid with distinctly different contributions for polar and hydrogen bonding factors.
The addition of the PPh can effectively act as a coalescing aid for the latexes film polymer; when we add less than 5.00 wt.% amount of PPh to the acrylic latexes, it has little influence on the latex system but can effectively lower its films [T.sub.g] and MFFT, and it can also change the latex water evaporation rate and transform the latex deformation mechanism.
The two coalescing bubbles create a planar interface between them.
Exquisitely lit by Jennifer Tipton (as were all the evening's dances) and costumed by Norma Kamali in filmy white shirts, shorts, and tank tops, Sweet Fields is a work of serene passages, of groups coalescing into communities.
But regardless of whether or not TW Hydrae harbors full-grown planets, "it's nice to have the observational confirmation [of dust coalescing into pebbles] that we all believed was going on," he adds.
The characteristics of the burst, along with the discovery of the elliptical galaxy, suggest that the flash was generated by the collision of two extremely compact objects--either a pair of neutron stars or a neutron star coalescing with an even more-compact body, a black hole.
The mammoth merger supports the idea that the overall structure in the universe emerged from the bottom up, with smaller objects gravitationally coalescing to make bigger ones, notes Henry.
Dark energy would also require clumps of matter to begin coalescing into galaxies earlier in the history of the universe, also increasing the chances for lensing to occur.
According to the standard cold-dark-matter model, the smallest galaxies were the first to form, coalescing at a time when the expanding universe was younger and denser than it was when gravity later pulled together the more massive objects.
In the infant universe, marauding galaxies devoured each other, coalescing to form bigger galaxies.
That exclusivity helps prevent electrons, protons, and neutrons, which are all fermions, from coalescing. The enforced separateness of fermions accounts for the stability of all materials.
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.
They have also studied this behavior in collapsing foams (SN: 3/31/90, p.207), coalescing water droplets (SN: 10/23/93, p.