To make hard to understand or follow; obscure.
An important idea that was obnubilated by poor writing.
To make unclear, indistinct, vague, etc.
Memories obnubilated by the passage of time.
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.
Origin of obnubilate
- Latin obnūbilāre, obnūbilāt- ob- against, in the way of epi in Indo-European roots nūbilāre to become cloudy (from nūbilus cloudy) (from nūbēs cloud)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition