Definition of obnubilate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒbˈnjuːbɪleɪt/


[with object] literary
Darken or cover with or as if with a cloud; obscure: never to be short of illusions, to obnubilate himself: such was his dream



Example sentences
  • I soon found in effect it was impossible for me to declare it, considering the contrast of the solitariness of my long obnubilation and obscurity.
  • I am willing to give preference to the second option as I am presently animated by subjectivist obnubilation.
  • It was a curious business, what with the King reigning from 1760 to 1820, losing and regaining his senses until the final ten years of total obnubilation.


Late 16th century: from Latin obnubilat- 'covered with clouds or fog', from the verb obnubilare.

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