September 16th, 2020

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Word of the Day 09/16/20 Obfuscate

Obfuscate (verb)
obfuscate [ ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt ]


verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.
1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
3. to darken.

OTHER WORDS FROM OBFUSCATE
ob·fus·ca·tion, noun
ob·fus·ca·to·ry [ob-fuhs-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
un·ob·fus·cat·ed, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO OBFUSCATE
baffle, complicate, perplex, bewilder, conceal, befuddle, puzzle, muddle, confound, rattle, fog, becloud, obscure, darken, cloud, fuddle

SYNONYMS FOR OBFUSCATE
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1. muddle, perplex.
2. cloud.

ANTONYMS FOR OBFUSCATE
1. clarify.

Origin: 1525–35; < Late Latin obfuscātus (past participle of obfuscāre to darken), equivalent to Latin ob-ob- + fusc(us) dark + -ātus-ate

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