An example of obfuscate is when a politician purposely gives vague answers to a question so no one knows his real position.
The fog obfuscated the shore.
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 obfuscÄre, from Latin ob- + fuscÄre, present active infinitive of fuscÅ (“I darken").