[ kuh n-fab-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ kənˌfæb yəˈleɪ ʃən /


the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion.
Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.

Origin of confabulation

1490–1500; < Late Latin confabulātiōn- (stem of confābulātiō) conversation, equivalent to confābulāt(us) (see confabulate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM confabulation

con·fab·u·la·to·ry [kuh n-fab-yoo-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈfæb yʊ ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for confabulation

[ kən-făb′yə-lāshən ]


The unconscious filling of gaps in one's memory by fabrications that one accepts as facts.

Other words from confabulation

con•fabu•late′ v.
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