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fabricate

[fab-ri-keyt] /ˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), fabricated, fabricating.
1.
to make by art or skill and labor; construct:
The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
2.
to make by assembling parts or sections.
3.
to devise or invent (a legend, lie, etc.).
4.
to fake; forge (a document, signature, etc.).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin fabricātus made, past participle of fabricāre. See fabric, -ate1
Related forms
fabricative, adjective
fabricator, noun
quasi-fabricated, adjective
unfabricated, adjective
well-fabricated, adjective
Synonyms
1. See manufacture.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasifabricated

fabricate

/ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make, build, or construct
2.
to devise, invent, or concoct (a story, lie, etc)
3.
to fake or forge
Derived Forms
fabrication, noun
fabricative, adjective
fabricator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin fabricāre to build, make, from fabrica workshop; see fabric
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Word Origin and History for quasifabricated

fabricate

v.

mid-15c., "to fashion, make, build," from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricare "make, construct, fashion, build," from fabrica (see fabric). In bad sense of "to tell a lie," etc., it is recorded by 1779. Related: Fabricated; fabricating.

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