The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conflate \Con*flate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conflated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Conflating.] [L. conflatus, p. p. of conflare to
blow together; con- + flare to blow.]
1. To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse
together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
The State-General, created and conflated by the
passionate effort of the whole nation. --Carlyle.
2. to ignore distinctions between, by treating two or more
distinguishable objects or ideas as one; to confuse.