Definition of man-made adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmæn ˈmeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmæn ˈmeɪd//
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made by people; not natural synonym artificial a man-made lake man-made fibres such as nylon and polyester a totally man-made environment Synonymsartificialsynthetic false man-made fake 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 with synthetic solesfalse not natural:false teeth a false beard man-made made by people; not natural:man-made fibres such as nylonfake made to look like something else; not real:a fake-fur jacketimitation [only before noun] made to look like something else; not real:She would never wear imitation pearls.Patterns artificial/​synthetic/​man-made fabrics/​fibres/​materials/​products artificial/​synthetic/​fake/​imitation fur/​leather artificial/​synthetic/​false/​fake/​imitation diamonds/​pearls
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