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- v. to confuse, distort
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To confuse; stupefy.
But some modern sources of information have served at first to bemuddle, and then when more carefully sifted, to clear up the story.
Its educational value is far higher than that of the newspaper, which, in spite of its many merits as a diffuser of information, is very apt to do its best to bemuddle and sophisticate plain facts.
Lucidity of mind, like the rays of the sun, can have no effect except by the continuity of a direct line; it can divine only on condition of not breaking that line; the curvettings of chance bemuddle it.