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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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Use of an external measure of exposure such as PBDE concentrations in dust would not be confounded by hand washing (although it may measure exposure less well).
So of course the ultimate theological criteria will not come down to strategy but love; radical democracy will be supported by theologies that are true enough to confound their own certainties, and caring enough to risk even the up-close differences that hurt the most.
TRIBUTES have been paid to the brave and bubbly Coventry teenager who confounded medical opinions.
In addition, the tax systems, transaction rules, and land lease regulations in favor of tenants which exist in Japan all serve to confound the foreign investor, he added.
Their analysis did not include control of the sociodemographic factors known to confound research on the topic; hence, the conclusion is not justified.
Each features a single work strategically shot to confound attempts to comprehend it spatially, creating a series of visual puzzles that beg questions about the true nature of their subjects.
O'Dowd, who also plays in PTV3, is no stranger to artists who confound gender roles: The Toilet Boys are fronted by Miss Guy, the whippet-thin drag queen who DJ'd at New York City's long-running queer rock club, Squeezebox.
WHAT SILENCE PRINCIPALLY ARMORS US AGAINST is Babel: the endless foolish chatter, words used to confound thought, words misused to ward off friendship or attachments, words as occupation.
In Londonderry yesterday, amid the tension of bloated speeches, there was a real opportunity for Republican leaders to confound their critics and make a bold move for peace.
The slippery temporality at work here confuses before and after, as much as the staged photographs confound both realism and fabulism and comedy and tragedy.
In Derry yesterday there was a real opportunity for Republican leaders to confound their critics and make a move for peace.
Subtle cues in posture can confound attempts to read emotion from a face, neuroscientists have found.