Essential Meaning of obfuscate
formal : to make (something) more difficult to understand Politicians keep obfuscating the issues. Their explanations only serve to obfuscate and confuse.
Full Definition of obfuscate
1a : to throw into shadow : darken
b : to make obscure obfuscate the issue officials who … continue to obscure and obfuscate what happened— Mary Carroll
2 : confuse obfuscate the reader
: to be evasive, unclear, or confusing The suspect often obfuscated during the interrogation.
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