Meaning of FABRICATE in English



Pronunciation: ' fa-bri- ˌ k ā t

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -cat · ed ; -cat · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fabricatus, past participle of fabricari, from fabrica

Date: 15th century

1 a : INVENT , CREATE b : to make up for the purpose of deception <accused of fabricating evidence>

2 : CONSTRUCT , MANUFACTURE specifically : to construct from diverse and usually standardized parts

– fab · ri · ca · tor \ ' fa-bri- ˌ k ā -t ə r \ noun

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