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obscure adj 1 dark; dim. 2 not clear; hidden; difficult to see. 3 not well known. 4 difficult to understand. verb (obscured, obscuring) 1 to make something dark or dim. 2 phonetics to pronounce (a vowel) in a more centralized and weaker position. 3 to overshadow something. 4 to make something difficult to see or understand. obscurely adverb. obscurity noun (obscurities) 1 the state of being obscure. 2 someone or something that is obscure.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c: from French obscur, from Latin obscurus dark.
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