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garble

[′gär·bəl]
(communications)
To alter a message intentionally or unintentionally so that it is difficult to understand.
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Garble would amuse herself by engaging in fairy mischief, such as hiding Jack's knife or pinching his leg.
Current leakage wastes power, makes chips run hot, and can obscure the difference between a transistor's on and off states--that is, garble the digital language.
The worst of them garble data, hinder printing, or wipe out entire hard drives.
Hocus focus The advent of unconventional lenses that first garble images to ultimately make them better for computer processing has led to finer-focused images than traditional lenses can offer and to extraordinarily efficient new ways to extract information, such as enemy troop movements, from optical data (163: 200 *).
Some researchers have suspected that Alzheimer's results from an inherited or acquired genetic garble that causes cells to produce defective amyloid precursor protein.