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obnubilate

[ ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo- ]
/ 蓲b藞nu b蓹藢le瑟t, -藞nyu- /
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verb (used with object), ob路nu路bi路lat路ed, ob路nu路bi路lat路ing.
to cloud over; becloud; obscure.
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Origin of obnubilate

First recorded in 1575鈥85; from Latin obn奴bil膩tus, past participle of obn奴bil膩re 鈥渢o darken, obscure,鈥 equivalent to ob- ob- + n奴bil膩re 鈥渢o become cloudy,鈥 verbal derivative of n奴bilus 鈥渃loudy鈥; see nubilous

OTHER WORDS FROM obnubilate

ob路nu路bi路la路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obnubilate

obnubilate
/ (蓲b藞nju藧b瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) literary to darken or obscure

Word Origin for obnubilate

C16: ultimately from Latin obn奴bil膩re to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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