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ob·fus·cate

 (ŏb′fə-skāt′, ŏb-fŭs′kāt′)
tr.v. ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing, ob·fus·cates
1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made ... to obscure or obfuscate the truth" (Robert Conquest).
2. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.

[Latin obfuscāre, obfuscāt-, to darken : ob-, over; see ob- + fuscāre, to darken (from fuscus, dark).]

ob′fus·ca′tion n.
ob·fus′ca·to′ry (ŏb-fŭs′kə-tôr′ē, əb-) adj.

obfuscate

(ˈɒbfʌsˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to obscure or darken
2. to perplex or bewilder
[C16: from Latin ob- (intensive) + fuscāre to blacken, from fuscus dark]
ˌobfusˈcatory adj

ob•fus•cate

(ˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to confuse.
2. to make unclear.
3. to darken.
[1525–35; < Late Latin obfuscāre to darken =ob- ob- + fuscāre, derivative of fuscus dark]
ob`fus•ca′tion, n.
ob•fus′ca•to`ry (-kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

obfuscate


Past participle: obfuscated
Gerund: obfuscating

Imperative
obfuscate
obfuscate
Present
I obfuscate
you obfuscate
he/she/it obfuscates
we obfuscate
you obfuscate
they obfuscate
Preterite
I obfuscated
you obfuscated
he/she/it obfuscated
we obfuscated
you obfuscated
they obfuscated
Present Continuous
I am obfuscating
you are obfuscating
he/she/it is obfuscating
we are obfuscating
you are obfuscating
they are obfuscating
Present Perfect
I have obfuscated
you have obfuscated
he/she/it has obfuscated
we have obfuscated
you have obfuscated
they have obfuscated
Past Continuous
I was obfuscating
you were obfuscating
he/she/it was obfuscating
we were obfuscating
you were obfuscating
they were obfuscating
Past Perfect
I had obfuscated
you had obfuscated
he/she/it had obfuscated
we had obfuscated
you had obfuscated
they had obfuscated
Future
I will obfuscate
you will obfuscate
he/she/it will obfuscate
we will obfuscate
you will obfuscate
they will obfuscate
Future Perfect
I will have obfuscated
you will have obfuscated
he/she/it will have obfuscated
we will have obfuscated
you will have obfuscated
they will have obfuscated
Future Continuous
I will be obfuscating
you will be obfuscating
he/she/it will be obfuscating
we will be obfuscating
you will be obfuscating
they will be obfuscating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been obfuscating
you have been obfuscating
he/she/it has been obfuscating
we have been obfuscating
you have been obfuscating
they have been obfuscating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been obfuscating
you will have been obfuscating
he/she/it will have been obfuscating
we will have been obfuscating
you will have been obfuscating
they will have been obfuscating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been obfuscating
you had been obfuscating
he/she/it had been obfuscating
we had been obfuscating
you had been obfuscating
they had been obfuscating
Conditional
I would obfuscate
you would obfuscate
he/she/it would obfuscate
we would obfuscate
you would obfuscate
they would obfuscate
Past Conditional
I would have obfuscated
you would have obfuscated
he/she/it would have obfuscated
we would have obfuscated
you would have obfuscated
they would have obfuscated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.obfuscate - make obscure or unclearobfuscate - make obscure or unclear    
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"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

obfuscate

verb (Formal) obscure, confuse, cloud, blur, cover, screen, hide, disguise, conceal, veil, darken, muddy the waters of, befog, throw a veil over They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.

obfuscate

verb
Translations

obfuscate

[ˈɒbfəskeɪt] VT (frm) → ofuscar

obfuscate

vt (liter) mindverwirren, trüben; issueunklar or verworren machen, vernebeln
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