v. merged, merg·ing, merg·es
To combine or unite into a single entity: merging two sets of data; merging two hospitals.
To become combined or united: "All the shadows on the wall shiver and merge into a single dark silhouette" (Chitra Divakaruni). See Synonyms at mix.
[Latin mergere, to plunge.]
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