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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to be absorbed, especially in gradual stages.
  • transitive v. To combine or unite: merging two sets of data.
  • intransitive v. To blend together, especially in gradual stages.
  • intransitive v. To become combined or united. See Synonyms at mix.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To combine into a whole.
  • v. To combine into a whole.
  • v. To blend gradually into something else.
  • n. A joining together of two flows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause to be swallowed up; to immerse; to sink; to absorb.
  • intransitive v. To be sunk, swallowed up, or lost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sink or disappear in something else; be swallowed up; lose identity or individuality: with in.
  • To cause to be absorbed or engrossed; sink the identity or individuality of; make to disappear in something else: followed by in (sometimes by into): as, all fear was merged in curiosity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become one
  • v. join or combine
  • v. mix together different elements


Latin mergere, to plunge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mergere. (Wiktionary)



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