ob.fus.cate \'<a:>b-f<e>-,sk<a^->t; <a:>b-'f<e>s-,k<a^->t, 
<e>b-\ vt -cat.ed; -cat.ing (1650)
 [LL obfuscatus, pp. of obfuscare, fr. L ob- in the way 
+ fuscus dark brown -- more at OB-, DUSK]
    1a: DARKEN
    1b: to make obscure
    2: CONFUSE-- ob.fus.ca.tion \,<a:>b-(,)f<e>s-'k<a^->
    -sh<e>n\ n -- ob.fus.ca.to.ry \<a:>b-'f<e>s-k<e>-,
    t<o^->r-<e^->, <e>b-, -,t<o.>r-\ adj