English edit

Etymology edit

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.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæb.ɹɪ.keɪt/
  • (file)

Verb edit

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.

Synonyms edit

Related terms edit

Translations edit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.

Further reading edit

Latin edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person plural present active imperative of fabricō

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of fabricar combined with te