verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.

  1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
  2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
  3. to darken.

verb (tr)

  1. to obscure or darken
  2. 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.

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