becloud

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verb be·cloud \bi-ˈklau̇d, bē-\

Definition of becloud

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to obscure with or as if with a cloud

  3. 2 :  to prevent clear perception or realization of :  muddle prejudices that becloud his judgment

Examples of becloud in a sentence

  1. don't becloud the discussion by raising unrelated issues

  2. the smog from the city's steel mills was once so oppressive that it beclouded the local landscape even at noon

1606

First Known Use of becloud

1606



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