- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒbfʌskeɪt/, /ˈɒbfəskeɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt/, /ˈɑːbfəskeɪt/
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- To make dark; overshadow
- To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.
- obfuscate facts
- 2018, Anonymous White House Official, "White House reels as FBI director contradicts official claims about alleged abuser," Washington Post, February 13, 2018:
- When asked if Kelly could have been more transparent or truthful, that official wrote: “In this White House, it’s simply not in our DNA. Truthful and transparent is great, but we don’t even have a coherent strategy to obfuscate.”
- Before leaving the scene, the murderer set a fire in order to obfuscate any evidence of their identity.
- (computing) To alter code while preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.
- We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.
- (to make dark): darken, eclipse, overshadow
- (to deliberately make more confusing): confuse, muddle, obscure