Definition of Obfuscate

1. Verb. Make obscure or unclear.

Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Antonyms: Clarify
Derivative terms: Obfuscation, Obfuscation, Obfuscation



Definition of Obfuscate

1. a. Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

2. v. t. To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder.

Definition of Obfuscate

1. Verb. To make dark; overshadow ¹

2. Verb. To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To alter code while preserving its behavior but conceal its structure and intent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obfuscate

1. [v -SCATED, -SCATING, -SCATES]

Medical Definition of Obfuscate

1. To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder. "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." (Sterne) "Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects of meaner females." (Sir. W. Scott) Origin: Obfuscated; Obfuscating. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obfuscate

obey
obey'd
obeyable
obeyance
obeyed
obeyer
obeyers
obeyest
obeyeth
obeying
obeyingly
obeys
obeysant
obeysaunt
obfirmation
obfuscate (current term)
obfuscated
obfuscates
obfuscating
obfuscation
obfuscations
obfuscator
obfuscators
obfuscatory
obhaplostemonous
obi
obia
obias
obidoxime
obidoxime chloride

Literary usage of Obfuscate

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1. The Boke Named The Gouernour by Thomas Elyot (1883)
"obfuscate, obscured, darkened.—II. 73> 3^5- This obsolete word is merely the English form of the Latin Obfus- catus, the participle of the verb Ob- fusco or ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"»Spec, dim (the eyes or sight, or the sight of), blur, purblind, blear, bund, obscure, obfuscate (rare), mist. dark, n. darkness; spec, obscurity, ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"219,!. 15. —OF obeir,'to obey;' Cot. — Lat.obedire; see Obedience. obfuscate, to darken, bewilder. (L.) ' obfuscate, or made darke ;' Sir T. Elyot, ..."

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