Origin of obnubilate; from Classical Latin obnubilatus, past participle of obnubilare, to cover with clouds ; from ob- (see ob-) + nubilare ; from nubes, a cloud: see nuance
transitive verbob·nu·bi·lat·ed, ob·nu·bi·lat·ing, ob·nu·bi·lates
- To darken or obscure with clouds; becloud: a storm that obnubilated the sky.
- To cause to be unable to think clearly; confuse: Superstition obnubilated their minds.
- To make hard to understand or follow; obscure: an important idea that was obnubilated by poor writing.
Origin of obnubilateLatin obn&umacron;bil&amacron;re, obn&umacron;bil&amacron;t- : ob-, against, in the way of; see epi in Indo-European roots + n&umacron;bil&amacron;re, to become cloudy (from n&umacron;bilus, cloudy, from n&umacron;b&emacron;s, cloud).
(third-person singular simple present obnubilates, present participle onbubilating, simple past and past participle onbubilated)
- To make cloudy.
(comparative more obnubilate, superlative most obnubilate)