Definition of obfuscate in English:

obfuscate

Line breaks: ob|fus|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈɒbfʌskeɪt
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

obfuscation

Pronunciation: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Hands up all those who hate complexity and obfuscation.
  • Then as now there will be a good deal of obfuscation which makes translation difficult.
  • Talking to Colvin it quickly becomes clear that this work is itself as complex as the phenomenon of historical and archaeological obfuscation with which it deals.

obfuscatory

adjective
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  • At 511 pages (exactly 500 pages more than the U.S. constitution) and laden with purposefully abstruse and obfuscatory language, the constitution meets only the second of Bonaparte's criteria.
  • Government-approved academics in China have already started to trot out obfuscatory arguments designed to refute obvious objections to demands for market-economy status.
  • He's hung his statements on a very precise - and to my mind - highly technical and obfuscatory statement that none of them has ‘leaked classified information.’

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin obfuscat- 'darkened', from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus 'dark'.

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