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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confluent  \Con"flu*ent\,  a.  [L.  confluens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  confluere  -fluxum;  con-  +  fluere  to  flow.  See  {Fluent}.] 
  1.  Flowing  together;  meeting  in  their  course;  running  one 
  into  another. 
 
  These  confluent  steams  make  some  great  river's  head. 
  --Blackmore. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Blended  into  one  growing  together,  so  as  to 
  obliterate  all  distinction. 
 
  3.  (Med.) 
  a  Running  together  or  uniting,  as  pimples  or  pustules. 
  b  Characterized  by  having  the  pustules,  etc.,  run 
  together  or  unite,  so  as  to  cover  the  surface;  as 
  confluent  smallpox.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confluent  \Con"flu*ent\,  n. 
  1.  A  small  steam  which  flows  into  a  large  one 
 
  2.  The  place  of  meeting  of  steams,  currents,  etc  [Obs.] 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confluent 
  adj  :  flowing  together  [syn:  {merging(a)}] 




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