Definition of obnubilate in English:


Pronunciation /äbˈn(y)o͞obəˌlāt/ /ɑbˈn(j)ubəˌleɪt/

transitive verb

[with object]literary
  • Darken, dim, or cover with or as if with a cloud; obscure.

    • ‘never to be short of illusions, to obnubilate himself: such was his dream’
    envelop, surround, swathe, enfold, cover, cover up, conceal, hide, secrete, camouflage, disguise, mask, screen, shield, cloak, blanket, shroud, enwrap, canopy, overlay


Late 16th century from Latin obnubilat- ‘covered with clouds or fog’, from the verb obnubilare.