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obscure

(Abstruse), adjective complex, cryptic, deep, difficult, difficult to understand, enigmatic, enigmatical, esoteric, hidden, impalpable, intricate, involved, mysterious, profound, recondite, transcendental, unapparent, unintelligible

obscure

(Faint), adjective blurred, blurry, concealed, dim, hard to see, hidden, impalpable, imperceptible, indefinite, indiscernible, indistinct, invisible, murky, nebulous, pale, shadowy, subtle, unapparent, undistinguished, unplain, vague, veiled, weak

obscure

(Remote), adjective alien, distant, far, isolated, private, rare, removed, secluded, strange, unconnected, unknown, unrenowned
Associated concepts: obscure meaning

obscure

verb adumbrate, becloud, bedim, befog, benight, blacken, blind, blur, cast a shadow, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain, darken, darkle, dim, disguise, dull, dusk, eclipse, encloud, enshroud, fog, haze, hide, keep in the dark, make dim, make indistinct, mask, mislead, obfuscate, occult, overcast, overcloud, screen, shade, shroud, suppress, veil, wrap
Foreign phrases: Semper in obscuris quod minimum est sequimur.In obscure matters the construction which is least obscure should always be applied.
See also: allusive, ambiguous, blind, camouflage, clandestine, cloak, complex, conceal, concealed, confound, cover, de minimus, debatable, disguise, disorganize, disorient, elusive, enigmatic, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, equivocal, esoteric, hidden, hide, impalpable, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, inconspicuous, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminate, inexplicable, inscrutable, minor, mysterious, nebulous, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, opaque, oracular, plant, privy, recondite, secret, shroud, stealthy, ulterior, uncertain, unclear, underlying, unspecified, vague
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In any case, under poor light circumstances, the camera needs to draw out the presentation time to get a completely uncovered picture, which effectively acquires the movement obscure.
Scapa et al (19) examined thirty-five patients with a history of obscure GI bleeding.
reviewed the cases of 294 patients who were evaluated with capsule endoscopy for obscure GI bleeding.
Additionally, while Daniel Parker's Views on the Two Seeds is interesting in its obscure doctrines, his earlier work entitled A Public Address to the Baptist Society is more representative of Parker's opposition to mission societies.
By presenting itself as "a defender of good science, not tobacco," noted the Los Angeles Times in a 1995 article, Tozzi's company succeeded in getting the rule changed--an obscure but major victory for his client.
The children, who had an average age of 14 years, were suspected of having occult Crohn's disease, intestinal polyposis, or occult or obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, said Dr.
Of four children with suspected occult or obscure bleeding, three were diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation and one--who was not diagnosed by any of the modalities--stopped bleeding spontaneously In the six children with suspected polyposis there was 100% concordance between capsule findings and other modality findings (three children had small bowel polyps and three did not).
Obscure bleeding is the main reason we use it," Carr-Loeke says of an existing, battery-operated capsule endoscope used in the United States.
Later works of fiction and poetry, obscure in themselves, complement the writings with which Dunbar's readers are more familiar.
In fact, the September exchange went so well that McConnell, who before the nomination was an obscure law professor at the University of Utah, invited Tafel to sit behind him the following day as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Vincent Carter, an obscure African-American expatriate who lived in Europe and settled in Switzerland, is just one example.
And that's why it only takes a little bit of glossy imagery to counterbalance or obscure a long, rich history of corporate misbehavior.