fabricate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fabricātus, perfect passive participle of fabricor, fabricō (frame, build, forge), from fabrica (a fabric, building, etc.); see fabric and forge. Compare with French fabrique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæb.ɹɪ.keɪt/

Verb[edit]

fabricate (third-person singular simple present fabricates, present participle fabricating, simple past and past participle fabricated)

  1. (transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
  2. (transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
  3. (transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
  4. (transitive, cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fabricāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of fabricō