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

Definition of conflated

1 : made up of a combination of different things or people … a city of conflated races and cultures …— Earl Shorris
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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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