- flowing or running together so as to form one: confluent streams
- Med. running together so as to form a merged mass, as sores, pimples, etc.
Origin of confluentMiddle English and Classical Latin confluens: see confluence
a stream uniting with another; loosely, a tributary
- Flowing together; blended into one.
- Merging or running together so as to form a mass, as sores in a rash.
- One of two or more confluent streams.
- A tributary.
Origin of confluentMiddle English from Latin cōnfluēns cōnfluent- present participle of cōnfluere to flow together com- com- fluere to flow ; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more confluent, superlative most confluent)
From Middle French