verb (used with object), man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing.
- manuel i,
- manufactured gas,
- manufactured home,
- manufacturer's agent,
Origin of manufacture
Examples from the Web for manufacture
He finally realized that if he ever wanted to see his game in production, he would have to manufacture it himself.
Why would a system, on so many levels, manufacture hopes and ambitions designed for disappointment?
Red Band Society is content to just manufacture those emotions from the start.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The concept is that the use of human embryonic cells in the manufacture of vaccines is the smoking gun—a major cause of autism.
The only way to manufacture ice cream in this shop is daily, by hand, in small batches.
The roots are used as fuel; and their ashes make excellent ley for the manufacture of soap.
We both remarked on the deplorable weakness of the cream, and had a good laugh over the method of its manufacture.
"We manufacture air only partly, friend Michael," replied Barbican.All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
By 1874 the manufacture of menhaden oil and guano had become identified as one of the important industries of this country.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
A typical industry instanced to support this objection was the manufacture of fire wood.The Social Work of the Salvation Army|Edwin Gifford Lamb
Word Origin for manufacture
1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.