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Verb: manufacture  ,man-yu'fak-chu(r)
  1. Put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
    "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal";
    - fabricate, construct
     
  2. Make up something artificial or untrue
    - fabricate, cook up, make up, invent
     
  3. Produce naturally
    "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"
     
  4. Create or produce in a mechanical way
    "This novelist has been manufacturing his books following his initial success"
Noun: manufacture  ,man-yu'fak-chu(r)
  1. The organized action of making goods and services for sale
    "American manufacture is making increased use of computers to control production";
    - industry
     
  2. The act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives";
    - fabrication, manufacturing

Derived forms: manufactured, manufacturing, manufactures

Type of: bring forth, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, concoct, create, creating from raw materials, dream up, hatch, hit on, make, produce, think of, think up

Encyclopedia: Manufacture