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 (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.


the act or an instance of making something obscure, dark, or difficult to understand


the process of darkening or obscuring so as to hinder ready analysis.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obfuscation - confusion resulting from failure to understandobfuscation - confusion resulting from failure to understand
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
2.obfuscation - the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
3.obfuscation - darkening or obscuring the sight of something
blackening, darkening - changing to a darker color


noun evasiveness, shuffling, deception, fudging, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), equivocation, prevarication, sophistry, obliqueness, sophism His speech was incomprehensible and full of obfuscation.


n. ofuscación, confusión mental.
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