[ US /kənˈfaʊndɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /kənfˈa‍ʊndɪŋ/ ]
  1. that confounds or contradicts or confuses
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How To Use confounding In A Sentence

  • These analyses depend on a number of potentially confounding factors such as nonstomatal transpiration and temperature.
  • Thus residual confounding could not be completely excluded, and the findings could not assign causality.
  • Where the god and the idolon were most nearly one there was least danger of confounding them. Surprised by Joy
  • On one occasion, in hospital after an operation, Pegg awoke from his anaesthetically induced coma an hour too early, confounding doctors until it was realised he must have overheard a fellow patient on the ward watching The Guardian World News
  • One explanation for these differences is confounding by poorly measured or unmeasured risk factors that varied between communities.
  • He could also be volatile, pettish and confounding.
  • As far as skulls are concerned, there is one confounding variable: climate.
  • Pillow and blanket, in size befitting that missing infant, made that black perambulator all the more confounding.
  • We all know it when we see it but teachers and politicians have found it confoundingly hard to reproduce. Times, Sunday Times
  • Consideration of how straight- and contracting-stemmed points might have been hafted is initially confounding.
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