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obfuscation (n.)

"the act of obscuring," early 15c., obfuscacioun, originally medical, "the darkening of a sore," from Latin obfuscationem (nominative obfuscatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of obfuscare "to darken" (see obfuscate).

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Definitions of obfuscation

obfuscation (n.)
confusion resulting from failure to understand;
Synonyms: bewilderment / puzzlement / befuddlement / mystification / bafflement / bemusement
obfuscation (n.)
the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered;
Synonyms: mystification
obfuscation (n.)
darkening or obscuring the sight of something;
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