Fabricate Fab"ri*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fabricated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fabricating}.] [L. fabricatus, p. p. of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica. See {Fabric}, {Farge}.] 1. To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship. [1913 Webster]

2. To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens. [1913 Webster]

3. To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story. [1913 Webster]

Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation to prevailing usages. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fabricated — adj. formed or conceived by the fancy or imagination; as, a fabricated excuse for his absence. Syn: fancied, fictional, fictitious, fictive, invented, made up. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fabricated — adjective formed or conceived by the imagination a fabricated excuse for his absence a fancied wrong a fictional character • Syn: ↑fancied, ↑fictional, ↑fictitious • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fabricated — adjective a) constructed or assembled b) false in the sense of made up, constructed …   Wiktionary

  • fabricated — Synonyms and related words: assembled, built, cast, coined, conceived, concocted, constructed, cooked up, crafted, created, custom, custom built, custom made, discovered, extracted, fabulous, fancied, fantasied, fantastic, fashioned, fictional,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • fabricated evidence — Evidence manufactured or arranged after the fact, and either wholly false or else warped and discolored by artifice and contrivance with a deceitful intent. To fabricate evidence is to arrange or manufacture circumstances or indicia, after the… …   Black's law dictionary

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