verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.
- to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
- to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
- to darken.
- to obscure or darken
- to perplex or bewilder
v.1530s, from Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare “to darken,” from ob “over” (see ob-) + fuscare “to make dark,” from fuscus “dark” (see dusk). Related: Obfuscated; obfuscating.