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confluent

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

Definition of confluent

1 : flowing or coming together; also : run together
  • confluent pustules
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


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confluent

noun

Definition of confluent

: a confluent stream; broadly : tributary

Examples of confluent in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of confluent

1849

confluent Synonyms


Medical Dictionary

confluent

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

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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