man-made man-made adj. Not of natural origin; prepared or made by humans; artificial; of substances, made by chemical reaction rather than extracted from a natural source; as, man-made fibers; man-made gems. Opposed to {natural}.

Syn: semisynthetic, synthetic. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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