confabulator

confabulate

[kuhn-fab-yuh-leyt]
verb (used without object), confabulated, confabulating.
1.
to converse informally; chat.
2.
Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin confābulātus (past participle of confābulārī to talk together), equivalent to con- con- + fābul(a) conversation (see fable) + -ātus -ate1

confabulator, noun
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confabulate (kənˈfæbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to talk together; converse; chat
2.  psychiatry See also paramnesia to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be true
 
[C17: from Latin confābulārī, from fābulārī to talk, from fābula a story; see fable]
 
confabu'lation
 
n
 
con'fabulator
 
n
 
con'fabulatory
 
adj

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confabulate
1610s, from stem of L. confabulari, from con- "together" + fabulari "to talk, chat," from fabula "a tale" (see fable). Psychiatric sense is from 1924.
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