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verb [transitive] obscure pronunciation in American English /əbˈskjʊr/
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present tense
present participleobscuring
past tenseobscured
past participleobscured
  1. 1
    to make something difficult to understand
    This accident should not obscure the fact that train travel is extremely safe.
  2. 2
    to cover something so that it cannot be seen
    His face was partially obscured by sunglasses.
    A solid wall of mist obscured the view.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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