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n. The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting. Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a concourse; an assemblage.


 - adj. Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another. (Bot.) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction. (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.


 - n. A small steam which flows into a large one. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc.

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