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con·flate  audio  (kn-flt) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
con·flat·ed, con·flat·ing, con·flates
  1. To bring together; meld or fuse: "The problems [with the biopic] include . . . dates moved around, lovers deleted, many characters conflated into one" (Ty Burr).
  2. To combine (two variant texts, for example) into one whole.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin cnflre, cnflt- : com-, com- + flre, to blow; see bhl- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
con·flation(Noun)


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