To artificially make something simple appear more complicated and difficult to understand for the purpose of job security or ego gratification. "He burched that code so he's the only one who knows how to fix it and they cant fire him." Conversely, frequently used by marsh-mellow brains incapable of abstract or logical thought, or amateurs who only understand the rudimentary aspects of their profession to justify their incompetence.
"My professor with his highfalutin PhD in Chemistry burched the procedure for making nitroglycerin when he showed us in class, claiming that it was highly unstable. So I skipped the nonessential burched steps when I mixed the nitric acid with the sulfuric acid. BTW, someone blew up my apartment building last night and I am in Intensive Care at the hospital."