conflated

adjective
con·​flat·​ed | \ kən-ˈflā-təd How to pronounce conflated (audio) \

Definition of conflated

1 : made up of a combination of different elements … Isabelle's conflated role of wife, mother and photojournalist …UWIRE Text The haruspices represent the Etruscan tradition in official Roman religion, and it is extremely interesting to find one in so distant a province as Britain, honouring a conflated Romano-Celtic deity.— Peter Salway
2 : confused with another or with each other : not properly differentiated … in our society, where love and sexual desire are so conflated— Olivia Fane The problem occurs when the idea of eating healthy and the decision to diet often become conflated.The Moulton (Alabama) Advertiser However, the Department of Health accused the royal college of using partial and conflated data, confusing the number of people and consultations.— Rowena Mason There are so many misspellings, factual errors, conflated memories and faulty assumptions that the sum effect will likely prove only annoying …— George Kimball … political objections arise about who is doing anthropological research for whom—especially when it's for the government, corporations, or the rich and powerful. "Ethics becomes conflated with politics in ways that I find profoundly distressing," she [Laura A. McNamara] said.— Dan Berrett

First Known Use of conflated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conflated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conflated. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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