verb (used with object), ob·nu·bi·lat·ed, ob·nu·bi·lat·ing.

  1. to cloud over; becloud; obscure.


  1. (tr) literary to darken or obscure

v.1580s, from Latin obnibulatus, past participle of obnubilare “to cover with clouds or fog,” from ob- (see ob-) + verb from Latin nubes “cloud” (see nuance). Related: Obnubilated; obnubilating; obnubilation.

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