It takes, for instance, 400,000 liters (or 105,000 gallons) of water to manufacture a single car.
The former schoolhouse has been turned into a factory for the manufacture of talismans made from coral.
Global shipping and trade liberalization has made it more practical to manufacture in low wage countries.
1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.