Meaning of FABRICATE in English


/ ˈfæbrɪkeɪt; NAmE / verb [ vn ] [ often passive ]


to invent false information in order to trick people

SYN make up :

The evidence was totally fabricated.


( technical ) to make or produce goods, equipment, etc. from various different materials

SYN manufacture

►  fab·ri·ca·tion / ˌfæbrɪˈkeɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ C , U ]:

Her story was a complete fabrication from start to finish.



late Middle English : from Latin fabricat- manufactured, from the verb fabricare , from fabrica something skilfully produced, from faber worker in metal, stone, etc..

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