from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made . . . to obscure or obfuscate the truth” ( Robert Conquest).
- transitive v. To render indistinct or dim; darken: The fog obfuscated the shore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make dark; overshadow
- v. To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.
- v. To alter code while preserving its behavior but conceal its structure and intent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.
- transitive v. To darken; to obscure; to becloud.
- transitive v. To confuse; to bewilder; to make unclear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To darken; obscure; becloud; confuse; bewilder; muddle.
- Darkened; clouded; obscured; muddled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make obscure or unclear
Latin obfuscāre, obfuscāt-, to darken : ob-, over; see ob- + fuscāre, to darken (from fuscus, dark).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of (late) Latin obfuscare, from ob- + fuscare ("darken"). (Wiktionary)