April 03, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
obscure /ɑbˈskjɚ/ verb

obscures; obscured; obscuring

The smoke obscures the man's face.
The smoke obscures the man's face.
Learner's definition of OBSCURE

[+ object]

1 : to make (something) difficult to understand or know : to make (something) obscure

  • The true history has been obscured by legends about what happened.

  • They accused the company of trying to obscure the fact that the product poses a health risk.

2 : to hide or cover (something) : to be in front of (something) so that it cannot be seen

  • Low clouds obscured the mountains. = The mountains were obscured by low clouds.

  • Her view of the game was obscured [=blocked] by a post.

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