obnubilate

obnubilate

[ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo-]
verb (used with object), obnubilated, obnubilating.
to cloud over; becloud; obscure.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin obnūbilātus, past participle of obnūbilāre to darken, obscure, equivalent to ob- ob- + nūbilāre to become cloudy, verbal derivative of nūbilus cloudy; see nubilous

obnubilation, noun
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obnubilate (ɒbˈnjuːbɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
literary (tr) to darken or obscure
 
[C16: ultimately from Latin obnūbilāre to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud]

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obnubilate
1580s, from L. obnibulat-, pp. stem of obnubilare "to cover with clouds or fog."
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