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ob·nu·bi·late

 (ŏb-no͞o′bə-lāt′, -nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. ob·nu·bi·lat·ed, ob·nu·bi·lat·ing, ob·nu·bi·lates
1. To darken or obscure with clouds; becloud: a storm that obnubilated the sky.
2. To cause to be unable to think clearly; confuse: Superstition obnubilated their minds.
3. To make hard to understand or follow; obscure: an important idea that was obnubilated by poor writing.

[Latin obnūbilāre, obnūbilāt- : ob-, against, in the way of; see epi in Indo-European roots + nūbilāre, to become cloudy (from nūbilus, cloudy, from nūbēs, cloud).]

obnubilate

(ɒbˈnjuːbɪˌleɪt)
vb
(tr) literary to darken or obscure
[C16: ultimately from Latin obnūbilāre to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud]

obnubilate


Past participle: obnubilated
Gerund: obnubilating

Imperative
obnubilate
obnubilate
Present
I obnubilate
you obnubilate
he/she/it obnubilates
we obnubilate
you obnubilate
they obnubilate
Preterite
I obnubilated
you obnubilated
he/she/it obnubilated
we obnubilated
you obnubilated
they obnubilated
Present Continuous
I am obnubilating
you are obnubilating
he/she/it is obnubilating
we are obnubilating
you are obnubilating
they are obnubilating
Present Perfect
I have obnubilated
you have obnubilated
he/she/it has obnubilated
we have obnubilated
you have obnubilated
they have obnubilated
Past Continuous
I was obnubilating
you were obnubilating
he/she/it was obnubilating
we were obnubilating
you were obnubilating
they were obnubilating
Past Perfect
I had obnubilated
you had obnubilated
he/she/it had obnubilated
we had obnubilated
you had obnubilated
they had obnubilated
Future
I will obnubilate
you will obnubilate
he/she/it will obnubilate
we will obnubilate
you will obnubilate
they will obnubilate
Future Perfect
I will have obnubilated
you will have obnubilated
he/she/it will have obnubilated
we will have obnubilated
you will have obnubilated
they will have obnubilated
Future Continuous
I will be obnubilating
you will be obnubilating
he/she/it will be obnubilating
we will be obnubilating
you will be obnubilating
they will be obnubilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been obnubilating
you have been obnubilating
he/she/it has been obnubilating
we have been obnubilating
you have been obnubilating
they have been obnubilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been obnubilating
you will have been obnubilating
he/she/it will have been obnubilating
we will have been obnubilating
you will have been obnubilating
they will have been obnubilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been obnubilating
you had been obnubilating
he/she/it had been obnubilating
we had been obnubilating
you had been obnubilating
they had been obnubilating
Conditional
I would obnubilate
you would obnubilate
he/she/it would obnubilate
we would obnubilate
you would obnubilate
they would obnubilate
Past Conditional
I would have obnubilated
you would have obnubilated
he/she/it would have obnubilated
we would have obnubilated
you would have obnubilated
they would have obnubilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.obnubilate - make less visible or unclearobnubilate - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
2.obnubilate - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
confuse, confound - mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
muddy - cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction"
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Rather than being subjected to punishment according to laws, the Authority class obnubilated the situation through enquiry committees or panels and thus concludes the enquiry with obscured grammar:
The multiplicity of intersections between Qur'an translation and tafsir is further obnubilated by the nature of translation itself.
With new-age howitzer systems like the Caesar and the PzH 2000 -- these have their own reference units, computers and muzzle radars -- the commander's train of thought no longer needs to be obnubilated by having to predict the performance or final efficiency of each unit and can therefore concentrate on the stuff that really matters -- the tactical situation and the most efficient way of manoeuvring each gun of the battery to fulfil a mission.