imperfect & past participle Fabricated; present participle & verbal noun Fabricating., (Latin) fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, from fabrica. See Fabric, Farge.
1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.3. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story. Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation to prevailing usages. Paley.
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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.
manufacture, cook up, make up, invent
fabricate (third-person singular simple present fabricates, present participle fabricating, simple past and past participle fabricated) (transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship. (transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips. (transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story. (transitive, cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.
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