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obfuscate

ob·fus·cate

obfuscate

 
 
pronunciation:
ab f skeIt [or] ab fuh skeIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obfuscated, obfuscates, obfuscating
definition 1: to make (something) seem or be difficult to understand; obscure or darken.
The meaning of the petition was obfuscated by bureaucratic language.
synonyms:
becloud, confuse, obscure
antonyms:
clarify, explain
similar words:
befog, blur, cloud, darken, eclipse, fog, garble, muddle, muddy, shroud
definition 2: to baffle or confuse (a person).
synonyms:
baffle, confound, confuse
similar words:
befuddle, bewilder, fluster, fog, muddle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle
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derivations: obfuscatory (adj.), obfuscation (n.)