Conflating
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]


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