Definition of


  1. (verb, creation) make up something artificial or untrue
  2. (verb, creation) put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
    They manufacture small toys
    He manufactured a popular cereal

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Fabricate

construct, cook up, invent, make up, manufacture

Origin of the word Fabricate

  1. mid-15c., from L. fabricatus, pp. of fabricare "to fashion, build," from fabrica (see fabric). In bad sense of "to tell a lie," etc., it is first recorded 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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