[ pree-fab-ri-keyt ]
/ priˈfæb rɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), pre·fab·ri·cat·ed, pre·fab·ri·cat·ing.
to fabricate or construct beforehand.
to manufacture in standardized parts or sections ready for quick assembly and erection, as buildings.
Related formspre·fab·ri·ca·tion, nounpre·fab·ri·ca·tor, nounun·pre·fab·ri·cat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prefabricate
/ (priːˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt) /
(tr) to manufacture sections of (a building), esp in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site
Derived Formsprefabricated, adjectiveprefabrication, noun
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