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Verb: confabulate  kun'fab-yu,leyt
  1. (psychiatry) unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
     
  2. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and confabulating";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab
     
  3. Have a conference in order to talk something over
    "We confabulated about a plan of action";
    - confer, confab, consult

Derived forms: confabulates, confabulated, confabulating

Type of: converse, cook up, discourse, discuss, fabricate, hash out, invent, make up, manufacture, talk over

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