Obfuscate Definition

ŏbfə-skāt, ŏb-fŭskāt
obfuscated, obfuscates, obfuscating
obfuscated, obfuscates, obfuscating
To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand.
American Heritage
To cloud over; obscure; make dark or unclear.
Webster's New World
To muddle; confuse; bewilder.
Webster's New World

(computing) To alter code while preserving its behavior but conceal its structure and intent.

We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.
(obsolete) Obfuscated; darkened; obscured.

Origin of Obfuscate

  • Latin obfuscāre obfuscāt- to darken ob- over ob– fuscāre to darken (from fuscus dark)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the participle stem of Late Latin obfuscāre, from Latin ob- + fuscāre, present active infinitive of fuscō (“I darken").

    From Wiktionary

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