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confound

(kŏn-fownd′) [L. confundere, to confuse, to pour together]
1. To introduce bias into a research study.
2. To confuse, bewilder, or mystify. confounding, n.
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Thus BEELZEBUB Pleaded his devilish Counsel, first devis'd By SATAN, and in part propos'd: for whence, But from the Author of all ill could Spring So deep a malice, to confound the race Of mankind in one root, and Earth with Hell To mingle and involve, done all to spite The great Creatour?
As for that boy, I don't know where he is, confound him,' says he, 'nor I don't much care.
Had I been inclined to superstition, I should have certainly thought that I had to do with some siren whose business it was to confound the traveler who should venture on the waters of the house on the lake.
Pennsylvania may not choose to confound her interests in a connection so adverse to her policy.
But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence and beauty.
Take up the spear and shield and arise to help us; confound and put to shame those who have devised evil against us, may they be before the faces of Thy faithful warriors as dust before the wind, and may Thy mighty Angel confound them and put them to flight; may they be ensnared when they know it not, and may the plots they have laid in secret be turned against them; let them fall before Thy servants' feet and be laid low by our hosts
For fifty years they had peeped through that little window and across that trim garden, but never yet had such a sight as this come to confound them.
Yet is it bright with many a gem; i, the wearer, see not its far flashings; but darkly feel that i wear that, that dazzlingly confounds.
The objective was to determine if dehydration could confound the diagnosis of anticholinesterase exposure by using inhibition of cholinesterase activity in quail tissues.
Loveless justice just won't hold enough of us together enough of the time to confound each other constructively; or to found, together--a radical democracy.
Their analysis did not include control of the sociodemographic factors known to confound research on the topic; hence, the conclusion is not justified.
Deceptive hatbox packaging will confound pesky gift-guessers