obscure

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əbˈskjʊər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əbˈskjʊr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(əb skyŏŏr)

Inflections of 'obscure' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."): adj superlative: obscurest
Inflections of 'obscure' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
obscurer
v 3rd person singular
obscures
v 3rd person singular
obscuring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
obscured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
obscured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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obscure

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. obscured my [vision, sight, judgment]
  2. his [vision] was obscured by
  3. the clouds obscured the [view, sun, peak]
  4. was obscured by [clouds, gases, the crowd]
  5. [partially, completely] obscured the view (of)
  6. was obscured from [view, prying eyes]
  7. obscured the [debate, argument] by
  8. was obscured through conflicting ideologies
  9. has only served to obscure the [truth, problem]
  10. was obscured to [prevent, protect, avoid]
  11. the subject was obscured for [decades]
  12. only obscures what is happening
  13. the complicated [writing, jargon] obscures the facts
  14. obscured rather than [clarified, explained] (the facts)
adj
  1. an obscure [word, phrase, verb, dialect]
  2. has an obscure meaning
  3. is obscure in meaning
  4. an obscure [corner, part, piece] (of)
  5. obscure [links, references] (to)
  6. an obscure [method, remedy, approach]
  7. [from an, of] obscure origin
  8. [rather, quite, very, somewhat] obscure
  9. the meaning is obscure to [many, most]
  10. the [position, meaning] remains obscure
  11. his [position] is still obscure
  12. for some obscure reason
  13. the [singer, actress] is (relatively) obscure
  14. may [seem, appear] obscure
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