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.
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The State-General, created and conflated by the passionate effort of the whole nation.
Carlyle.
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2. to ignore distinctions between, by treating two or more distinguishable objects or ideas as one; to confuse.
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