[ ob-skyoo-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɒb skyʊˈreɪ ʃən /


the act of obscuring.
the state of being obscured.

Nearby words

  1. obscenely,
  2. obscenity,
  3. obscurant,
  4. obscurantism,
  5. obscurantist,
  6. obscure,
  7. obscurity,
  8. obscurum per obscurius,
  9. obsecrate,
  10. obsecration

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

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Word Origin and History for obscuration



late 15c., from Latin obscurationem (nominative obscuratio) "a darkening, obscuring," noun of action from past participle stem of obscurare (see obscure (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper