- produced, formed, or made by humans.
- produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
- (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
- (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.
Origin of man-made
First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for man-made
A report says a man-made womb could be reality within 30 years.The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever
August 12, 2014
Man-made genetics might allow for material appellations like stronger spider silk.Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?
May 18, 2014
But a man-made code that is inharmonious with the moral law is an unjust law.
A man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God, is a just law.
Nina Strochlic on the man-made inferno that locals have dubbed the “Door to Hell.”A Fiery Pit Rages in the Turkmenistan Desert
August 1, 2013
You are right in your idea that this whole affair is man-made and not an accident of nature.
If it be man-made, and I'll bet my bottom dollar that it is, we will also have to destroy it.
These rays are man-made and, as such, can be accounted for by man.
Of what use are man-made laws with only man-made penalties, or none at all?Pygmalion's Spectacles
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Those names are man-made, and creeds of those churches are man-made, too.Evening Round Up</p>
William Crosbie Hunter
- made or produced by man; artificial
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