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[ fab-ri-key-tid ]


  1. made by art or skill and labor:

    For the staircases, the ceramics manufacturer supplied a specially fabricated porcelain tile resembling natural stone.

  2. made by assembling parts or sections:

    Plywood is a fabricated wood board made of three or more panels of wood veneer laid one on top of another.

  3. (of a lie, story, excuse, etc.) devised or invented:

    That is a wholly fabricated allegation without any foundation whatsoever.

  4. faked or forged:

    Scientists reported that the fabricated fossil had been made up of parts of a primitive bird and a dinosaur, glued together by a farmer.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of fabricate.

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Other Words From

  • qua·si-fab·ri·cat·ed adjective
  • un·fab·ri·cat·ed adjective
  • well-fab·ri·cat·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fabricated1

First recorded in 1770–80; fabricate + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; fabricate + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

A fab lab could develop on design and fabricate PPE for the healthcare workers close by.

Fake and out-of-context screen shots, videos, and images Misinformation doesn’t have to be entirely fabricated.

Hi, yes, the station suspended Dorian Hargrove and Tom Jones and published a retraction acknowledging that Footnote 15 was fabricated.

Precise magnetic sensors are used in mineral prospecting and also to detect the firing of neurons in the human brain, as well as in fabricating new materials for data storage.

After the story published, though, the city attorney and the outside law firm responsible for drafting the document claimed that footnote was fabricated.

Ergo if the finest minds at Breitbart can't find him, Dunham's story must be fabricated.

The head of the prison says Figueroa fabricated the story as a ploy to get the Dutchman transferred.

It is 32 pages long and looks like it was fabricated during the Civil War.

Female video game developers like Zoe Quinn have been torn apart and harassed for fabricated scandals.

Orlando, Florida, is best known as the epicenter of fabricated family fun.

On the other hand, we must, in my opinion, consider it as a book fabricated to serve a particular purpose.

Sapazani, the ultra-conservative, had no use for assegais fabricated across the seas.

This American claimant was a distant cousin, who had "somehow gotten hold of, or had fabricated a full set of documents."

The fraternity of thieves about London have fabricated cant names for the different articles which they steal.

But the mode of its construction is even more remarkable than the substance of which it is fabricated.