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obfuscate (ˈɒbfʌsˌkeɪt


verb (transitive)

  1. to obscure or darken
  2. to perplex or bewilder

Derived Forms

ˌobfusˈcatory  adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Latin ob- (intensive) + fuscāre to blacken, from fuscus dark


View thesaurus entry
= obscure, confuse, cloud, blur, cover, screen, hide, disguise, conceal, veil, darken, muddy the waters of, befog, throw a veil over

Example Sentences Including 'obfuscate'

`Are you intending to suggest that the Lord would deliberately obfuscate a police investigation, Mr McGuire?
Bringle, Mary Death of an Unknown Man


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