merge

[murj] /mɜrdʒ/
verb (used with object), merged, merging.
1.
to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.
2.
to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of:
"They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit."
verb (used without object), merged, merging.
3.
to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into):
"This stream merges into the river up ahead."
4.
to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.:
"The two firms merged last year."
Origin
1630–40; < Latin mergere to dip, immerse, plunge into water
Related forms
mergence, noun
antimerging, adjective
demerge, verb (used with object), demerged, demerging.
remerge, verb, remerged, remerging.
unmerge, verb (used with object), unmerged, unmerging.
Synonyms
1, 2, 3. amalgamate, consolidate.
British Dictionary definitions for antimerging
merge (mɜːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to meet and join or cause to meet and join
2.  to blend or cause to blend; fuse
 
[C17: from Latin mergere to plunge]
 
'mergence
 
n

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Word Origin and History for antimerging
merge
1630s, "to plunge or sink in," from L. mergere "to dip, immerse," probably rhotacized from *mezgo, and cognate with Skt. majjati "dives under," Lith. mazgoju "to wash." Legal sense of "absorption of an estate, contract, etc. into another" is from 1726.
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