conflate

[ kuh n-fleyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF conflate
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WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin conflat-, past participle stem of conflare "to blow up, kindle, light; bring together, compose," also "to melt together," literally "to blow together," from com- "with" (see com-) + flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)).

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