Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Word of the Day for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

fabricate \FAB-ri-keyt\, verb:

1. to make, build, or construct
2. to make up, invent
3. to fake or forge a document or signature

"I've had more people tell me that throughout my career: 'Man, we love to watch you play. Your enthusiasm and stuff like that.' I mean, it's not fabricated. I love to play the game …"
-- Dennis Waszak Jr., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/19/2008
At the same time, Mr. Heinonen acknowledged that the agency "did not have sufficient information at this stage to conclude whether the allegations are groundless or the data fabricated."
-- Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, 10/9/2008
The complex-shaped crystals of calcite were fabricated using a technique that involves depositing the mineral in a way that creates intricate microscopic patterns.
-- Sandeep Junnarkar, CNET News, 2/21/2003

by 1598, from Latin fabricare, from fabrica "fabric"

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