Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒbfʌskeɪt/, /ˈɒbfəskeɪt/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt/, /ˈɑːbfəskeɪt/
Audio (US) (file)
- To make dark; overshadow
- To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.
- Before leaving the scene, the murderer set a fire to obfuscate any evidence of his or her identity.
- (computing) To alter code while preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.
- We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.
- (to make dark): darken, eclipse, overshadow
- (to deliberately make more confusing): confuse, muddle, obscure
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