mystification

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noun mys·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌmis-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of mystification

  1. 1a :  an act or instance of mystifyingb :  an obscuring especially of capitalist or social dynamics (as by making them equivalent to natural laws) that is seen in Marxist thought as an impediment to critical consciousness the mystification of the sources of wealth — Henry Staten

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being mystified

  3. 3 :  something designed to mystify

Examples of mystification in a Sentence

  1. the new information did little to ease our mystification

  2. an event that is one of the great mystifications in all of maritime history

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First Known Use of mystification

1816



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