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occaecō (obc-) āvī, ātus, āre

ob+caeco, to make blind, blind, deprive of sight: occaecatus pulvere hostis, L.To make dark, darken, obscure: noctis occaecat nigror, C. poët.: densa caligo occaecaverat diem, L.To hide, conceal: semen occaecatum.—Fig., to darken, make obscure, render unintelligible: orationem.—To make blind, blind, delude: animos: stultitiā occaecatus: consilia, confound, L.

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