the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets.
the making or producing of anything; generation: the manufacture of body cells.
to make or produce by hand or machinery, especially on a large scale.
to work up (material) into form for use: to manufacture cotton.
- man·u·fac·tur·a·ble, adjective
- man·u·fac·tur·al, adjective
- non·man·u·fac·ture, noun
- non·man·u·fac·tured, adjective
- non·man·u·fac·tur·ing, noun
- pre·man·u·fac·ture, verb (used with object), pre·man·u·fac·tured, pre·man·u·fac·tur·ing.
- sem·i·man·u·fac·tured, adjective
- sem·i·man·u·fac·tur·ing, noun
- un·man·u·fac·tur·a·ble, adjective
- un·man·u·fac·tured, adjective
- well-man·u·fac·tured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manufacture
to process or make (a product) from a raw material, esp as a large-scale operation using machinery
(tr) to invent or concoct: to manufacture an excuse
the production of goods, esp by industrial processes
a manufactured product
the creation or production of anything
- manufacturable, adjective
- manufacturing, noun, adjective
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