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man-made

[ man-meyd ]
/ ˈmænˈmeɪd /
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adjective

produced, formed, or made by humans.
produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
Textiles.
  1. (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
  2. (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.

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Origin of man-made

First recorded in 1710–20
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British Dictionary definitions for man-made

man-made

adjective

made or produced by man; artificial
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