[ ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt ]
/ ˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪt /
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verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.
to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
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Origin of obfuscate
OTHER WORDS FROM obfuscateob·fus·ca·tion, nounob·fus·ca·to·ry [ob-fuhs-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɒbˈfʌs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·ob·fus·cat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for obfuscate
Some programs, Barak, Sahai and five other researchers showed, reveal their secrets so determinedly that they are impossible to obfuscate fully.Computer Scientists Achieve ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography|Erica Klarreich|November 10, 2020|Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for obfuscate
/ (ˈɒbfʌsˌkeɪt) /
to obscure or darken
to perplex or bewilder
Derived forms of obfuscateobfuscatory, adjective
Word Origin for obfuscate
C16: from Latin ob- (intensive) + fuscāre to blacken, from fuscus dark
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