obfuscate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
obfuscate

Third-person singular
obfuscates

Past tense
obfuscated

Past participle
obfuscated

Present participle
obfuscating

  1. If you obfuscate something, you make it dark or overshadow it.
  2. If you obfuscate a situation or comment, you deliberately make it more confusing so that you can hide the truth.
    Before leaving the scene, the murderer set a fire to obfuscate any evidence of his or her identity.
  3. (computing) If you obfuscate computer code, you change it so that it acts the same way but the code's structure and intent are hidden.
    We need to obfuscate these classes before we ship the final release.