obnubilate[äb no̵̅o̅′bə lāt′, -nyo̵̅o̅′-]
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)