) KEY TRANSITIVE VERB: con·flat·ed
- To bring together; meld or fuse: "The problems [with the biopic] include . . . dates moved around, lovers deleted, many characters conflated into one" (Ty Burr).
- To combine (two variant texts, for example) into one whole.
Latin cnflre, cnflt-
, to blow
; see bhl-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:con·flation(Noun)