befog

verb

be·​fog bi-ˈfȯg How to pronounce befog (audio)
-ˈfäg,
bē-
befogged; befogging; befogs

Example Sentences

the professor's convoluted explanation only befogged the textbook's presentation of this scientific principle the morning murk befogged our view of the harbor
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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of befog was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Befog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/befog. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

befog

verb
be·​fog bi-ˈfȯg How to pronounce befog (audio)
-ˈfäg
1
2
: to make foggy : obscure
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