[ kuhn-fab-yuh-leyt ]
/ kənˈfæb yəˌleɪt /
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verb (used without object), con·fab·u·lat·ed, con·fab·u·lat·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
OTHER WORDS FROM confabulatecon·fab·u·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for confabulate
/ (kənˈfæbjʊˌleɪt) /
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 confabulateconfabulation, nounconfabulator, nounconfabulatory, adjective
Word Origin for confabulate
C17: from Latin confābulārī, from fābulārī to talk, from fābula a story; see fable
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