transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
Origin of obnubilatefrom 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 obnūbilāre, obnūbilāt- ob- against, in the way of ; see epi in Indo-European roots. nūbilāre to become cloudy ( from nūbilus cloudy ) ( from nūbēs 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)