As verbs the difference between confuse and confuscate
is that confuse
is to thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder while confuscate
is to confuse, confound, or perplex.
To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
(obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
To mistake one thing for another.
* See also
To confuse, confound, or perplex.
To complicate; to cause confusion.
* (confuse) confusticate