n.1.A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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[17] The local climate of production of and interest in history obviously failed to impress Pietro d'Abano, but perhaps it encouraged the mid-fourteenth-century medical professor Jacopo Dondi, author of both a massive compilation of remedies and a brief Paduan chronicle (in which he patriotically claimed that Paduans had founded Venice, to the ob fuscation of subsequent writers).