English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

obfuscate v.- to purposely make something more difficult to understand

Spanish

ofuscar

Etymology

1530s, from Latin obfuscatus, past participle of obfuscare “to darken,” from ob “over” (see ob-) + fuscare “to make dark,” from fuscus “dark” (see dusk). Related:Obfuscated; obfuscating.

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