confluent

adjective
con·​flu·​ent | \ ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt How to pronounce confluent (audio) , kən-ˈflü- \

Definition of confluent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : flowing or coming together also : run together confluent pustules
2 : characterized by confluent lesions confluent smallpox

confluent

noun

Definition of confluent (Entry 2 of 2)

: a confluent stream broadly : tributary

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Synonyms & Antonyms for confluent

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of confluent in a Sentence

Noun several confluents slowly winding their way to the main river

First Known Use of confluent

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for confluent

Adjective

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

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The first known use of confluent was in the 15th century

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“Confluent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confluent. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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confluent

adjective
con·​flu·​ent | \ ˈkän-ˌflü-ənt, kən-ˈ How to pronounce confluent (audio) \

Medical Definition of confluent

1 : flowing or coming together also : run together confluent pustules
2 : characterized by confluent lesions confluent smallpox — compare discrete

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