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Definition of "manufacture" []

  • To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines. (verb-transitive)
  • To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner: "His books seem to have been manufactured rather than composed” ( Dwight Macdonald). (verb-transitive)
  • To concoct or invent; fabricate: manufacture an excuse. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines. (verb-intransitive)
  • To process or make (a product) from a raw material, esp as a large-scale operation using machinery (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To invent or concoct (verb)
  • The production of goods, esp by industrial processes (noun)
  • A manufactured product (noun)
  • The creation or production of anything (noun)

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Use "manufacture" in a sentence
  • "The term manufacture is not defined in the treaty but, as I wrote about in my"
  • "When you can find product right now there is little variety in manufacture or size, simply buy what you can find."
  • "I don't think any of us would question whether Dave has the experience to know what a cartridge or manufacture is capable of so if he sent this gun back because he expected more, that means the gun was underachieving."