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Definition of manufacture verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manufacture
    he / she / it manufactures
    past simple manufactured
    -ing form manufacturing
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  1. 1manufacture something to make goods in large quantities, using machinery synonym mass-produce manufactured goods
  2. 2manufacture something to invent a story, an excuse, etc. a news story manufactured by an unscrupulous reporter
  3. 3manufacture something (technology) to produce a substance Vitamins cannot be manufactured by our bodies. Plants use the sun's light to manufacture their food.
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