a. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.
b. To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines.
2. To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner: His books seem to have been manufactured rather than composed(Dwight Macdonald).
3. To concoct or invent; fabricate: manufacture an excuse.
To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines.
a. The act, craft, or process of manufacturing products, especially on a large scale.
b. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
2. A product that is manufactured.
3. The making or producing of something.
[From French, manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin *manfactra : Latin man, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin factra, working of a metal, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dh- in Indo-European roots.]
manufacture /mnyfktr/ v. [T] -tured, -turing, -tures1 to make s.t. for sale using machinery: Our company manufactures furniture.2 to deceive, make up false information: She manufactured her previous work history that she wrote on her résumé. n. [U] the act of making products using machinery: The manufacture of that type of gun is illegal now.
Thesaurus: manufacturev.1 to produce, fabricate | assemble 2 to invent, fabricate, concoct.