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Definition of synthetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    synthetic

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    adjective
    NAmE//sɪnˈθɛt̮ɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1artificial; made by combining chemical substances rather than being produced naturally by plants or animals synonym man-made synthetic drugs/fabrics shoes with synthetic soles Thesaurusartificialsynthetic fake man-made false faux imitationThese words all describe things that are not real, or not naturally produced or grown.artificial made or produced to copy something natural; not real:artificial flowers artificial lightsynthetic made by combining chemical substances rather than being produced naturally by plants or animals:synthetic drugs shoes made of synthetic materialfake (sometimes disapproving) made to look like something else; not genuine:a fake designer watch a fake beard a fake-fur jacketman-made made by people; not natural:man-made fibers such as nylon a man-made lakefalse (somewhat formal) not natural; not genuine, but made to look real to cheat people:false teeth/eyelashes a suitcase with a false bottomfaux not natural, but made to look or seem real:chairs covered in faux leopard skinimitation [only before noun] made to look like something else; not real:She would never wear imitation pearls.Patterns artificial/synthetic/man-made fabrics/fibers/materials/products artificial/synthetic/fake/faux/imitation fur/leather/diamonds/pearls
  2. 2(also agglutinative) (linguistics) (of languages) using changes to the ends of words rather than separate words to show the functions of words in a sentence compare analytic
  3. synthetically
     
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  4. NAmE//sɪnˈθɛt̮ɪkli//
     
    adverb synthetically produced drugs
  5. Thesaurusangrymad furious upset indignant irateThese words all describe people feeling and/or showing anger.angry feeling or showing anger:Please don't be angry with me. Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square.mad [not before noun] (informal) very angry:He got mad and walked out. She's mad at me for being late.furious extremely angry:He was furious at having been taken out of the game. He was furious with her for ruining the party.upset somewhat angry or annoyed:I was quite upset with him for being late.indignant feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you or someone else has been treated unfairly:She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.irate very angry:irate customers an irate letterPatterns angry/mad/furious/upset/indignant about/at something angry/furious/upset with somebody (for doing something) angry/mad/furious/upset/indignant that to get angry/mad/furious/upset to make somebody angry/mad/furious
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