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manufacture

man·u·fac·ture

manufacture

 
pronunciation:
maen y faek chr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: manufactured, manufactures, manufacturing
definition 1: to make by machine, usu. in great quantities.
This factory manufactures machine parts.
synonyms:
mass-produce
similar words:
assemble, build, construct, make, mill, process, produce
definition 2: to create or produce anything.
The body manufactures new blood cells every day.
synonyms:
build, construct, create, fabricate, form, make, produce
similar words:
assemble, devise, fashion, issue, mold, shape, yield
definition 3: to create or produce by, or as if by, machine, without creativity or inspiration.
A present that is made by hand is more treasured than one that has been manufactured.Tired and bored, she manufactured her poem for English class.
synonyms:
mass-produce
similar words:
mill, process, produce
definition 4: to invent; make up.
We had to manufacture a good excuse for being late.
synonyms:
concoct, fabricate, invent
similar words:
contrive, create, devise, produce, trump up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the production of goods on a mass scale.
Switzerland is famous for the manufacture of chocolate.
synonyms:
mass production
similar words:
construction, creation, fabrication, formation, making, production
definition 2: that which is manufactured.
The price of manufactures rose dramatically last month.
synonyms:
end product, product
similar words:
commodity, creation, handiwork, work, yield
definition 3: the creation or production of anything.
They were responsible for the manufacture of the sets for the play.
synonyms:
creation, making, production
similar words:
construction, fabrication, formation, invention
derivations: manufacturable (adj.), manufacturer (n.)
Word Builder: manufacture +
  • manufacturing:
    the business of making things by machine in large quantities.
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Word Parts
The word manufacture contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".