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obfuscate

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A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
William Butler Yeats
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Etymology

From the participle stem of (late) [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] obfuscare, from ob- + fuscare (darken).

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Verb

Infinitive
to obfuscate

Third person singular
obfuscat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to obfuscate (third-person singular simple present obfuscat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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.
  3. (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.

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