"obscures" in the verb sense
1. obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist
make less visible or unclear
"The stars are obscured by the clouds"
"the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
2. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
"Her remarks confused the debate"
"Their words obnubilate their intentions"
3. obscure, bedim, overcloud
make obscure or unclear
"The distinction was obscured"
reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
5. obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
"a hidden message"
"a veiled threat"
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