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Definition of "obfuscate" []

  • To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the truth” ( Robert Conquest). (verb-transitive)
  • To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "obfuscate" in a sentence
  • "However, let's distract and obfuscate from the glaring flaws of the current administration and revel in the hate for an administration that is no longer in office."
  • "And the prize for the most uses of the word obfuscate or derivatives thereof goes to…"
  • "You STILL haven’t stepped up and argued the points, why you obfuscate is beyond me."