Part of speech: noun

The act of obscuring; obscurity.

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Usage examples "obscuration":

  1. As Captain Poke and myself, notwithstanding our having taken different stands in politics, still continued to live together, I had better opportunities to note the workings of the obscuration on the ingenuous mind of my colleague than on that of most other persons. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.
  2. Farther out a second white glow appeared from behind the obscuration of the buildings and below it a green speck- a starboard light. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.
  3. The whole coast of the bay is in a sort of obscuration, thicker than an Indian summer haze; and the veil extends almost to the top of Vesuvius. - "Saunterings", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.