Complete Definition of "obfuscate"

was wotd|2007|July|6
English

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ˈɒbfʌskeɪt/
a|US IPA|/ˈɑːbfʌskeɪt/|/ˈɑːbfəskeɪt/
audio|en-us-obfuscate.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|obfuscat|ing

  1. To make dark; overshadow
  2. 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.

  1. computing To alter code while preserving its behavior but conceal its structure and intent.

#: We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.

Synonyms
sense|to make dark darken, eclipse, overshadow
sense|to deliberately make more confusing confuse, muddle, obscure

Antonyms
sense|to deliberately make less confusing explain, simplify

Translations
trans-top|to make dark
German: verfinstern
Italian: ottenebrare
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trans-top|to deliberately make more confusing
Bulgarian: обърквам, смущавам
German: verdunkeln, verschleiern
Hebrew: לטשטש (l'tashtesh)
Italian: offuscare, ottenebrare
Norwegian: forkludre
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Portuguese: ofuscar
Serbian: sakriti, zamrljati
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trans-top|to alter code
German: obfuskieren
French: obscurcir
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Related terms
obfuscation
obfuscatory
obfuscous

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