[ kuhn-fab-yuh-leyt ]
/ k蓹n藞f忙b y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), con路fab路u路lat路ed, con路fab路u路lat路ing.
to converse informally; chat.
Psychiatry. to replace a gap in one's memory by a falsification that one believes to be true; engage in confabulation.
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Origin of confabulate

First recorded in 1600鈥10; from Latin conf膩bul膩tus (past participle of conf膩bul膩r墨 鈥渢o talk together, discuss鈥); see con-, fable, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM confabulate

con路fab路u路la路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for confabulate

/ (k蓹n藞f忙bj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (intr)
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

Derived forms of confabulate

confabulation, nounconfabulator, nounconfabulatory, adjective

Word Origin for confabulate

C17: from Latin conf膩bul膩r墨, from f膩bul膩r墨 to talk, from f膩bula a story; see fable
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