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From Latin fabricātus, perfect passive participle of fabricor, fabricō (build, forge), from fabrica (a fabric, building, etc.); see fabric and forge. Compare with French fabrique.



fabricate (third-person singular simple present fabricates, present participle fabricating, simple past and past participle fabricated)

  1. (transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build.
    to fabricate a bridge or ship
  2. (transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce.
    to fabricate computer chips
  3. (transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely.
    to fabricate a lie or story
  4. (transitive, cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.


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