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confluent

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adjective con·flu·ent \-ənt\

Definition of confluent

  1. 1 :  flowing or coming together; also :  run together <confluent pustules>

  2. 2 :  characterized by confluent lesions <confluent smallpox>



Origin and Etymology of confluent

Middle English, from Latin confluent-, confluens, present participle of confluere to flow together, from com- + fluere to flow — more at fluid


First Known Use: 15th century


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confluent

noun con·flu·ent

Definition of confluent

  1. :  a confluent stream; broadly :  tributary



Examples of confluent in a sentence

  1. <several confluents slowly winding their way to the main river>



1849

First Known Use of confluent

1849


Medical Dictionary

confluent

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adjective con·flu·ent \ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt, kən-ˈ\

Medical Definition of confluent

  1. 1:  flowing or coming together; also :  run together <confluent pustules>

  2. 2:  characterized by confluent lesions <confluent smallpox>—compare discrete




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