Definition of manufacture verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    manufacture

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manufacture
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃər//
     
    he / she / it manufactures
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərz//
     
    past simple manufactured
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərd//
     
    past participle manufactured
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərd//
     
    -ing form manufacturing
    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərɪŋ//
     
    Manufacturing
     
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  1. 1  manufacture something to make goods in large quantities, using machinery synonym mass-produce manufactured goods See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2manufacture something to invent a story, an excuse, etc. a news story manufactured by an unscrupulous journalist
  3. 3manufacture something (specialist) to produce a substance Vitamins cannot be manufactured by our bodies. Plants use the sun's light to manufacture their food.
  4. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as noun, denoting something made by hand): from French (re-formed by association with Latin manu factum ‘made by hand’), from Italian manifattura. The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.Extra examples The evidence against him had been largely manufactured. There were claims that the entire row had been manufactured by the press. This company manufactures the equipment used to make contact lenses.
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