Definition of befog in English:


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transitive verbtransitive verb befogs, transitive verb befogging, transitive verb befogged

[with object]
  • Cause to become confused.

    ‘her brain was befogged with lack of sleep’
    • ‘Even with modern efficacious treatments for schizophrenia, we face troubling questions about how much they befog the mind and how much they harm the brain.’
    • ‘Perhaps this cornucopia of educational opportunities is befogging you.’
    • ‘This seems to me to be the lesson of any view of the human prospect that is not befogged by groundless hopes.’
    • ‘In a world befogged by superficiality, moments of clarity are few and far between.’
    • ‘Once again this looks like an intellectual befogging the issue and ignoring the obvious.’
    • ‘Therefore, we do well by starting from the beginning, because all social thought is befogged by prevailing historical circumstances.’
    • ‘Such souls, I suppose, are asleep, or smothered and befogged beneath mean pleasures and cares.’
    • ‘In an area as difficult as climate science, in which all is complex and befogged, it takes a while to see what one is not prepared to look for.’
    confused, muddled, fuddled, befuddled, addled, groggy, dizzy, muzzy



/bəˈfäɡ/ /bəˈfɑɡ/