Confabulating
Confabulate Con*fab"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Confabulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confabulating}.] [L. confabulatus, p. p. of confabulary, to converse together; con- + fabulary to speak, fr. fabula. See {Fable}.] To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle. [1913 Webster]

I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • confabulate — confabulator, n. /keuhn fab yeuh layt /, v.i., confabulated, confabulating. 1. to converse informally; chat. 2. Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation. [1605 15; < L confabulatus (ptp. of confabulari to talk together), equiv. to con CON +… …   Universalium

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  • confabulate — /kənˈfæbjuleɪt / (say kuhn fabyoohlayt) verb (i) (confabulated, confabulating) to talk together; converse. {Latin confābulātus, past participle} …   Australian English dictionary

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