obnubilate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin obnubilatus, past participle of obnubilare, from ob- in the way + nubilare to be cloudy, from nubilus cloudy, from nubes cloud — more at ob-, nuance Date: 1583 becloud, obscureobnubilation noun

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  • Obnubilate — Ob*nu bi*late, v. t. [L. obnubilatus, p. p. of obnubilare to obscure. See {Ob }, and {Nubilate}.] To cloud; to obscure. [Obs.] Burton. {Ob*nu bi*la tion}, n. [Obs.] Beddoes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obnubilate — verb adumbrate, becloud, bedim, blacken, blind, blur, cast a shadow, cloak, cloud, cloud over, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain, darken, dim, disguise, dull, eclipse, encompass with gloom, enshroud, fog, haze, hide, make indistinct, mask,… …   Law dictionary

  • obnubilate — (v.) 1580s, from L. obnibulatus, pp. of obnubilare to cover with clouds or fog, from ob (see OB (Cf. ob )) + verb from L. nubes cloud (see NUANCE (Cf. nuance)). Related: Obnubilated; obnubilating; obnubilation …   Etymology dictionary

  • obnubilate — [äb no͞o′bə lāt΄, äbnyo͞o′bə lāt΄] vt. obnubilated, obnubilating to make unclear, indistinct, vague, etc. [memories obnubilated by the passage of time] obnubilation n …   English World dictionary

  • obnubilate — verb 1. make less visible or unclear The stars are obscured by the clouds the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley • Syn: ↑obscure, ↑befog, ↑becloud, ↑haze over, ↑fog, ↑cloud, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • obnubilate — obnubilation, n. /ob nooh beuh layt , nyooh /, v.t., obnubilated, obnubilating. to cloud over; becloud; obscure. [1575 85; < L obnubilatus, ptp. of obnubilare to darken, obscure, equiv. to ob OB + nubilare to become cloudy, v. deriv. of nubilus… …   Universalium

  • obnubilate — 1. verb To make cloudy. There is here fine criticism, classic wit, poetic dreaming, and some grains of sound doctrine, but so obnubilated with the fumes of German metaphysics, that we become giddy (The Princeton Review, Samuel Coleridge) 2.… …   Wiktionary

  • obnubilate — É‘b nuːbɪleɪt /É’b v. fog, make hazy, obscure, cloud over …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obnubilate — ob·nu·bi·late …   English syllables

  • obnubilate — 1. To cloud or to obscure 2. To be clouded and obscure …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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