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confusticate

[ kuhn-fuhs-ti-keyt ]
/ k蓹n藞f蕦s t瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), con路fus路ti路cat路ed, con路fus路ti路cat路ing.
Slang. to confuse or perplex; bewilder.
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Origin of confusticate

First recorded in 1845鈥50; pseudo-Latinism formed from English confuse; used by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit
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