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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"