verb[with object] literary
Darken or cover with or as if with a cloud; obscure.
envelop, surround, swathe, enfold, cover, cover up, conceal, hide, secrete, camouflage, disguise, mask, screen, shield, cloak, blanket, shroud, enwrap, canopy, overlay
- ‘never to be short of illusions, to obnubilate himself: such was his dream’
Late 16th century from Latin obnubilat- ‘covered with clouds or fog’, from the verb obnubilare.
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