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Meaning of OBFUSCATE

Pronunciation:  âb'fuskeyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make obscure or unclear
 

OBFUSCATE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Antonyms: clarify, clear up, elucidate
 
 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ob*fus"cate\, a. [L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare
    to darken; ob (see {Ob-}) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken,
    from fuscus dark.]
    Obfuscated; darkened; obscured. [Obs.] [Written also
    {offuscate}.] --Sir. T. Elyot.
    
    
  2. \Ob*fus"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obfuscated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Obfuscating}.]
    To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to
    bewilder.
    
          His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the
          ideas whirling round and round about in it, all
          obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter.
                                                   --Sterne.
    
          Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects
          of meaner females.                       --Sir. W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
    
    
 
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