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prefabricate

[ pree-fab-ri-keyt ]
/ pri藞f忙b r瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pre路fab路ri路cat路ed, pre路fab路ri路cat路ing.
to fabricate or construct beforehand.
to manufacture in standardized parts or sections ready for quick assembly and erection, as buildings.
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Origin of prefabricate

First recorded in 1930鈥35; pre- + fabricate

OTHER WORDS FROM prefabricate

pre路fab路ri路ca路tion, nounpre路fab路ri路ca路tor, nounun路pre路fab路ri路cat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prefabricate

prefabricate
/ (pri藧藞f忙br瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(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 forms of prefabricate

prefabricated, adjectiveprefabrication, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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