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Thursday, November 13, 2003

Definitions for obfuscate

  1. To darken or render indistinct or dim.
  2. To make obscure or difficult to understand or make sense of.
  3. To confuse or bewilder.

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Citations for obfuscate
Yet little has been written of him (he obfuscated details of his life in interviews), and his art is little recalled. Gary Giddins, Visions of Jazz
One of Jack Gance's better choices is when he decides not to obfuscate his past in order to protect his success. Judith Martin, New York Times
Origin of obfuscate
1525-1535
Obfuscate comes from Late Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare, "to darken," from Latin ob- + fuscare, "to darken," from fuscus, "dark." The noun form is obfuscation.
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