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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 [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], gossip, jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], visit [N. Amer, informal], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]
     
  3. Have a discussion
    "We confabulated about a plan of action";
    - confer, confab [informal], consult

Derived forms: confabulated, confabulates, confabulating

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

Encyclopedia: Confabulate