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Definition of fabricate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fabricate
    he / she / it fabricates
    past simple fabricated
    -ing form fabricating
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  1. 1fabricate something to invent false information in order to trick people synonym make up The evidence was totally fabricated. The prisoner claimed the police had fabricated his confession.
  2. 2fabricate something (technology) to make or produce goods, equipment, etc. from various different materials synonym manufacture
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noun [countable, uncountable] Her story was a complete fabrication from start to finish.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fabricate