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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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This avoids obscuring the graphics window with the distracting dialog box, and it closely associates individual mini-dialog input parameters with the geometric attributes they control.
This mileu has escaped historians' attention, since it emerged independently of, at times in opposition to, the state and the official practitioners of science who, Daum argues, have become canonized as the basis for "too narrow a definition of the mediators," thus obscuring significant "peculiarities in the history of popularization after 1848" (p.
During the last UK mainland eclipse, in 1927, the North-west and North Wales experienced a total obscuring of the Sun which lasted for two minutes.
EPSTEIN WISHES TO PIERCE THE VEIL OBscuring the true nature of such bargains.
You've heard the warnings before, but now you can see hard evidence: Sweeping photos of the destruction of Earth'sf forests; the draining of seas for agriculturalf use; the artificial glow of electric lights, often burning fossil fuels wastefully day and night, while obscuring astronomers' views of the night sky.
and his collaborators, using a new electronic camera sensitive to infrared light, have penetrated the dust and gas responsible for obscuring the nebula's core.
com's practice of visually altering publishers' content and obscuring the advertisements of unsuspecting advertisers, without notice, substantially interferes with the contractual relationships between Web publishers and advertisers," Ms.
Summary: The Abu Dhabi traffic police impounded 104 vehicles, mostly owned by GCC drivers, for obscuring registration plate numbers in the first half of this year.
This judgment has finally confirmed what many motorists have always felt - that they should not be convicted if trees and hedges overhanging or obscuring signs mean they cannot properly see the signs, and they are not given adequate notice of changes in the speed limit.
It is inevitable therefore that in this situation there is an obscuring also of the sense of sin, which is closely connected with the moral conscience, the search for truth and the desire to make a responsible use of freedom.