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man·u·fac·ture  (mny-fkchr)
v. man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines.
n.
1.
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.]

manu·factur·a·ble adj.
manu·factur·al adj.
manu·factur·ing n.


manufacture  /mnyfktr/  v. [T] -tured, -turing, -tures 1 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: manufacture v. 1 to produce, fabricate | assemble 2 to invent, fabricate, concoct. manufacture

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