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obfuscate (AHB fuhs kayt") (verb), obfuscates; obfuscated; obfuscating
1. To confuse, to bewilder, or to stupefy: A person's mind may be obfuscated by liquor.
2. To darken, to make obscure, or to make something more difficult to understand: Bill tried to obfuscate his drunken driving with extraneous information about taking medication; however, the odor of alcohol on his breath was not obfuscating his real condition.

Politicians tend to keep obfuscating issues in an attempt to satisfy the various viewpoints of their political parties.

3. Etymology: from Latin obfuscatus and obfuscare, "to darken," from ob, "over" + fuscare, "to make dark"; from fuscus, "dark".
To confuse and to obscure.
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To lack clarity or understanding.

To bewilder and to be unclear.
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obfuscate (AHB fuhs kayt")
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To confuse, to bewilder, or to make obscure. (2)