obfuscate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v obfuscate make obscure or unclear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Obfuscate Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.
    • Obfuscate To confuse; to bewilder; to make unclear. "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."
    • Obfuscate To darken; to obscure; to becloud.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • obfuscate To darken; obscure; becloud; confuse; bewilder; muddle.
    • obfuscate Darkened; clouded; obscured; muddled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Obfuscate ob-fus′kāt to darken: to confuse
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare, to darken; ob,see Ob-) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken, from fuscus, dark
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. obfuscāre, -ātumob, inten., fuscus, dark.

Usage

In literature:

The answer given was a model of obfuscation.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
Richard, himself sober, was contemptuous of Trenchard so obviously obfuscated.
"Mistress Wilding" by Rafael Sabatini
Bernini went down to the basement, obfuscated; for he knew the visitor.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
I was dizzied, obfuscated, by all this onslaught of thunder, lightning, wind, blackness, and water.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
But it was their remoter, complicated desires and mental processes that obfuscated him.
"The House of Pride" by Jack London
Even in the higher ranks of animality, examples of similar mental obfuscation are not lacking.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
I am a match for my aunt, whom I can obfuscate with words.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
It was Smoke's varied play that obfuscated them.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
The problem has been obfuscated by the modern jargon of art.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Let no ordinary and superficial method of reasoning obfuscate the public mind on this subject.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
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In news:

We understand bureaucratic obfuscation that borders on terror, for example, in large part thanks to Kafka.
They name their songs in eight words or more, or don't name them at all, as if to obfuscate any radio DJ who would dare play them or short-circuit the Billboard charts that wouldn't have them anyway.
The days that precede it, however, are filled with lies and obfuscation, misdirection and outright manipulation.
Karl Miller's opinion piece in the Feb 9 edition of the Columbia Missourian opposing an increase in the minimum wage is an excellent example of using statistics to obfuscate and mislead.
In systems where no IT direction is provided by the manufacturing facility, connectivity to the production line can become obfuscated .
Sequestration, Obfuscation , Dreamification, Votification and Non-sensification.
A far greater danger is obfuscation .
Is Vendor Obfuscation a Strategy.
The hookah and head shop carries a huge variety of smelly sticks, cones, and oil for your olfactory pleasure — or obfuscation.
Perhaps they mean her performance as a master in obfuscating and misleading the public on its toll plans.
Republicans have been trying not to just come out and admit that their plan is to let tens of millions of Americans go without health insurance, but their obfuscations are having less and less success.
In drastic contrast , Chipaumire's performance was cloaked in darkness, shadows, and obfuscation from the outset.
They are the times when previously muddled issues are suddenly cast into sharp relief and citizens are given a look behind the curtains of spin and obfuscation.
The donations, auditors suggest, were merely distractions meant to obfuscate Latitude 's true purpose: to enrich the Ierullos.
Obfuscation — AHB-fuss-KAY-shun — an unclear or obscure rendering.
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In science:

Ob jects with very poorly determined magnitudes add little statistical weight to the cosmology fit but make the Hubble diagram more difficult to read and in general obfuscate the result.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This non-determinism, in turn, is used in obfuscating the dependence of observable values on secret data.
Statistical Analysis of Privacy and Anonymity Guarantees in Randomized Security Protocol Implementations
These protocols achieve this hiding of secret information by using randomization to obfuscate the relation between the secret data and the observable data.
Statistical Analysis of Privacy and Anonymity Guarantees in Randomized Security Protocol Implementations
In order to avoid obfuscating the redaction, we will only introduce little notation regarding this new environment.
Stable fluctuations for ballistic random walks in random environment on Z
In order to avoid obfuscating the redaction, we will only introduce little notation regarding this new environment.
Quenched limits for the fluctuations of transient random walks in random environment on Z
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