Obnubilate meaning

ŏb-no͝obə-lāt, -nyo͝o-
To make hard to understand or follow; obscure.

An important idea that was obnubilated by poor writing.

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To make unclear, indistinct, vague, etc.

Memories obnubilated by the passage of time.

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To darken or obscure with clouds; becloud.

A storm that obnubilated the sky.

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To cause to be unable to think clearly; confuse.

Superstition obnubilated their minds.

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To make cloudy.
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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