[ kuhn-fleyt ]
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verb (used with object),con·flat·ed, con·flat·ing.
  1. to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest.

Origin of conflate

First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin conflātus “fused together,” past participle of conflāre “to fuse together,” from con- con- + flāre “to blow” (see also blow2)

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British Dictionary definitions for conflate


/ (kənˈfleɪt) /

  1. (tr) to combine or blend (two things, esp two versions of a text) so as to form a whole

Origin of conflate

C16: from Latin conflāre to blow together, from flāre to blow

Derived forms of conflate

  • conflation, noun

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