(Con*fix") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confixed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Confixing.] [L. confixus, p. p. of configere
to fasten together.] To fix; to fasten. [Obs.] Shak.
(Con*fix"ure) n. Act of fastening. [Obs.]
(Con*fla"grant) a. [L. conflagrans, p. pr. of conflagrare; con- + flagrare to blaze. See
Flagrant.] Burning together in a common flame. [R.] "The conflagrant mass." Milton.
(Con`fla*gra"tion) n. [L. conflagratio: cf. F. conflagration.] A fire extending to many
objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
Till one wide conflagration swallows all.
(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.] 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.
(Con*fla"tion) n. [L. conflatio.] A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or
of many fires in a foundry. [R.] Bacon.
(Con"flict) n. [L. conflictus a striking together, fr. confligere, -flictum, to strike together, to
fight: cf. F. conflit, formerly also conflict. See Conflict, v.]
1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict.
An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces. Conflict of laws, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject
to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; often used as synonymous with Private international
W. H. Seward.
Syn. Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest.
(Con*flict") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.] [L. conflictus, p. p.
of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L.
1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. Shak.
Fire and water conflicting together.
2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.
3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.
Syn. To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.