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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·to′ry (ŏb-fŭs′kə-tôr′ē, əb-) adj.
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the act or an instance of making something obscure, dark, or difficult to understand
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the process of darkening or obscuring so as to hinder ready analysis.See also: Thinking
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|Noun||1.||obfuscation - confusion resulting from failure to understand|
|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|
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noun evasiveness, shuffling, deception, fudging, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), equivocation, prevarication, sophistry, obliqueness, sophism His speech was incomprehensible and full of obfuscation.
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n. ofuscación, confusión mental.
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