- the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets.
- the making or producing of anything; generation: the manufacture of body cells.
- the thing or material manufactured; product: Plastic is an important manufacture.
- to make or produce by hand or machinery, especially on a large scale.
- to work up (material) into form for use: to manufacture cotton.
- to invent fictitiously; fabricate; concoct: to manufacture an account of the incident.
- to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality: to manufacture a daily quota of poetry.
Origin of manufacture
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Examples from the Web for manufactured
Rather, all of the manufactured antibodies are all stirred up but have nowhere to go.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers
January 1, 2015
Consent is manufactured—like, remember the Ebola crisis from a few weeks ago?How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
It all has to do with a Cuban rum called Havana Club, which was first manufactured in the 19th century.Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum
December 19, 2014
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is manufactured by Sazerac, an alcoholic beverage company based in Metairie, La.Europeans Recall Fireball Whiskey Over a Sweetener Also Used in Antifreeze
October 28, 2014
Still, manufactured or not, there is an element of fear that makes life more worth living.Chicago’s Running of the Bulls
July 26, 2014
No factories can be built if no one wants the things that would be manufactured in them.Freeland
We have manufactured a malgamite which has been well received by the paper-makers.
This paper could only be manufactured with a large addition of malgamite to its other components.
I mean the neglect of natural in favour of manufactured flavourings.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
He is simply a manufactured article bearing the stamp of the maker.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
- to process or make (a product) from a raw material, esp as a large-scale operation using machinery
- (tr) to invent or concoctto manufacture an excuse
- the production of goods, esp by industrial processes
- a manufactured product
- the creation or production of anything
Word Origin and History for manufactured
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.
1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.