obfuscate
[ ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
from late Latin obfuscat- ‘darkened’, from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus ‘dark’
Synonyms
  • baffle
  • becloud
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • cloud
  • complicate
  • confound
  • darken
  • fog
  • muddle
  • puzzle
Antonyms
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • explicate
  • illuminate
  • reveal
Definition
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy; to make obscure or unclear
Example
The teacher continued to obfuscate the project with irrelevant information.
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