- to converse informally; chat.
- Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation.
Origin of confabulate
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- to talk together; converse; chat
- psychiatry to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be trueSee also paramnesia
C17: from Latin confābulārī, from fābulārī to talk, from fābula a story; see fable
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Word Origin and History for confabulator
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