follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

obnubilate

[ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo-] /ɒbˈnu bəˌleɪt, -ˈnyu-/
verb (used with object), obnubilated, obnubilating.
1.
to cloud over; becloud; obscure.
Origin
1575-1585
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
Related forms
obnubilation, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for obnubilate

obnubilate

/ɒbˈnjuːbɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (literary) to darken or obscure
Word Origin
C16: ultimately from Latin obnūbilāre to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for obnubilate
v.

1580s, from Latin obnibulatus, past participle of obnubilare "to cover with clouds or fog," from ob- (see ob-) + verb from Latin nubes "cloud" (see nuance). Related: Obnubilated; obnubilating; obnubilation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for obnubilate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for obnubilate

14
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for obnubilate