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Definition of obfuscate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

obfuscate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they obfuscate
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt//
 
he / she / it obfuscates
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪts//
 
past simple obfuscated
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪtɪd//
 
past participle obfuscated
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form obfuscating
BrE BrE//ˈɒbfʌskeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbfʌskeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] obfuscate (something) (formal) to make something less clear and more difficult to understand, usually deliberately synonym obscure Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin obfuscat- ‘darkened’, from the verb obfuscare, based on Latin fuscus ‘dark’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obfuscate