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conflate (kuhn-FLAYT) verb tr.

1. To bring together; meld or fuse.

2. To combine (two variant texts, for example) into one whole.

[Latin conflare, conflat- : com-, + flare, to blow.]

"This filmic phenomenon has not escaped Forkbeard Fantasy, who have cunningly conflated such ideas in their stageshow, The Fall of the House of Usherettes." Liese Spencer, The brothers grim, Independent, 9 Feb 1996.

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