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Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fabricatus, p. p. of fabricari, fabricare; meaning to frame, build, forge; through the French fabrica. See fabric, farge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈfæb.ɹɪ.ket

Verb

Infinitive
to fabricate

Third person singular
fabricat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to fabricate (third-person singular simple present fabricat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.
  2. (transitive) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate computer chips.
  3. (transitive) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.
  4. (transitive) (cooking) To cut up an animal as preparation for cooking, particularly used in reference to fowl.

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