Meaning of FABRICATE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfa-bri-ˌkāt ]

transitive verb

( -cat·ed ; -cat·ing )

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

Date: 15th century


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 ˈfa-bri-ˌkā-tər noun

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