Fab"ri*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fabricated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fabricating (?).] [L. fabricatus, p.p. of fabricari, fabricare, to frame, build, forge, fr. fabrica. See Fabric, Farge.]

1.

To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.

2.

To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.

3.

To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.

Our books were not fabricated with an accomodation to prevailing usages. Paley.

 

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