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2 definitions found
 for conflate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conflate \Con*flate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conflated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Conflating.] [L. conflatus, p. p. of conflare to
     blow together; con- + flare to blow.]
     1. To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse
        together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The State-General, created and conflated by the
              passionate effort of the whole nation. --Carlyle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. to ignore distinctions between, by treating two or more
        distinguishable objects or ideas as one; to confuse.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  conflate
      v 1: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
           [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle,
           immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge]

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