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prefabricate

[pree-fab-ri-keyt] /priˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), prefabricated, prefabricating.
1.
to fabricate or construct beforehand.
2.
to manufacture in standardized parts or sections ready for quick assembly and erection, as buildings.
Origin of prefabricate
1930-1935
1930-35; pre- + fabricate
Related forms
prefabrication, noun
prefabricator, noun
unprefabricated, adjective
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Examples from the web for prefabricate
  • Increasingly, innovative bridge designers and builders are finding ways to prefabricate entire segments of the superstructure.
  • Due to the short construction season, prefabricate structural components during the off-season.
  • Innovative bridge designers and builders are finding ways to prefabricate entire segments of the superstructure.
  • Due to the short construction season, prefabricate structural components during the offseason.
  • Increasingly, innovative bridge designers and builders are finding ways to prefabricate entire superstructures.
  • It may be possible to prefabricate an entire multi-span superstructure with substructure.
  • Bridge designers and builders are finding ways to prefabricate entire segments of a superstructure.
British Dictionary definitions for prefabricate

prefabricate

/priːˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to manufacture sections of (a building), esp in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site
Derived Forms
prefabricated, adjective
prefabrication, noun
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Word Origin and History for prefabricate
v.

1919 (implied in prefabricated), from pre- + fabricate (v.). Related: Prefabricating.

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