Definitions for: Obfuscate

[v] make obscure or unclear

Webster (1913) Definition: Ob*fus"cate, a. [L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare
to darken; ob (see Ob-) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken,
from fuscus dark.]
Obfuscated; darkened; obscured. [Obs.] [Written also
offuscate.] --Sir. T. Elyot.

Ob*fus"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obfuscated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Obfuscating.]
To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to

His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the
ideas whirling round and round about in it, all
obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter.

Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects
of meaner females. --Sir. W.

Antonyms: clarify, clear up, elucidate

See Also: alter, change

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