obnubilate

[ ob-noo-buh-leyt, -nyoo- ]
/ ɒbˈnu bəˌleɪt, -ˈnyu- /

verb (used with object), ob·nu·bi·lat·ed, ob·nu·bi·lat·ing.

to cloud over; becloud; obscure.

Origin of obnubilate

1575–85; < Latin obnūbilātus, past participle of obnūbilāre to darken, obscure, equivalent to ob- ob- + nūbilāre to become cloudy, verbal derivative of nūbilus cloudy; see nubilous

Related forms

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

obnubilate

/ (ɒbˈnjuːbɪˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) literary to darken or obscure

Word Origin for obnubilate

C16: ultimately from Latin obnūbilāre to cover with clouds, from nubes cloud
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