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ob-turbo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., stir up, make turbid.
II. Trop., to throw into disorder or confusion; to disorder, confuse, trouble, disturb, distract: “(eos) denso agmine obturbabat,Tac. H. 3, 25: “ne obturba, ac tace,Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 49: “lectorem,Suet. Aug. 86; cf.: “obturbatur militum vocibus,Tac. H. 3, 10: “me scriptio et litterae non leniunt sed obturbant,distract, Cic. Att. 12, 16 fin.: “solitudinem,to disturb, id. ib. 12, 18.— Absol.: obturbabant patres specie detestandi, to raise a disturbance or clamor, Tac. A. 6, 24 (30 Ritter).—Impers.: “obturbatur, obstrepitur,Plin. Ep. 9, 13, 19.
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