[ ob-skyoo-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of obscuring.

  2. the state of being obscured.

Origin of obscuration

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin obscūrātiōn- (stem of obscūrātiō) a darkening, equivalent to obscūrāt(us), past participle of obscūrāre (obscūr(us) dark + -ātus-ate1) + -iōn--ion; see -ation

Words Nearby obscuration

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How to use obscuration in a sentence

  • But when the true shadow begins to touch, the obscuration will have become annular or total near the pole where it first appeared.

    The Story of Eclipses | George Chambers
  • The maximum observed obscuration during this eclipse was no more than 4m.

    The Story of Eclipses | George Chambers
  • They were wholly ignorant that any sudden effect would follow the total obscuration of the Sun.

    The Story of Eclipses | George Chambers
  • That the outcome will be illumination of his fame rather than obscuration, his unswerving defenders do not doubt.

  • It seized upon defects with the unerring instinct of a born critic, and dilated upon them to the obscuration of all virtues.