What does obfuscate mean?

Definitions for obfuscateˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obfuscate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obfuscate(verb)

    make obscure or unclear


  1. obfuscate(Verb)

    To make dark; overshadow

  2. obfuscate(Verb)

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

    Before leaving the scene, the murderer set a fire to obfuscate any evidence of his or her identity.

  3. obfuscate(Verb)

    To alter code while preserving its behavior but conceal its structure and intent.

    We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.

  4. Origin: From the participle stem of (late) obfuscare, from ob- + fuscare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obfuscate(adj)

    obfuscated; darkened; obscured

  2. Obfuscate(verb)

    to darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder

  3. Origin: [L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare to darken; ob (see Ob-) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken, from fuscus dark.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obfuscate

    ob-fus′kāt, v.t. to darken: to confuse.—n. Obfuscā′tion. [L. obfuscāre, -ātumob, inten., fuscus, dark.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Hillary should spend more time producing her illegally hidden emails and less time trying to obfuscate a statement by me that is totally clear and obviously very much accepted by the public as true.

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Translations for obfuscate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • обърквам, смущавамBulgarian
  • verdunkeln, verfinstern, verschleiern, obfuskierenGerman
  • ofuscarSpanish
  • varjostaa, peittää, pimentääFinnish
  • obscurcirFrench
  • elsötétít, elhomályosít, összezavarHungarian
  • ottenebrare, offuscareItalian
  • לְעַרְפֵּלHebrew
  • 難読化するJapanese
  • verduisterenDutch
  • obfuskere, forkludre, forvirre, formørke, overskygge, tåkelegge, BeskyttNorwegian
  • zaciemniać, zaciemnićPolish
  • ofuscarPortuguese
  • confunda, încurca, întuneca, umbri, zăpăciRomanian
  • запутывать, сбить с толку, затемнять, запутать, затемнить, сбивать с толкуRussian
  • замрљати, sàkriti, zatamniti, са̀крити, zamrljatiSerbo-Croatian
  • 混淆Chinese

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