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manufacture

Pronunciation: /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər; ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃə(r)/

Translation of manufacture in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (produce) [cars/toys] fabricar*, manufacturar; [clothes] confeccionar; [foodstuffs] elaborar, producir* manufactured goods productos (masculine plural) manufacturados, manufacturas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • Cultural products were manufactured on a mass scale, marketed by advertising, made ever more accessible by revolutions in technology.
    • MSG is manufactured on a large scale in many countries - total world output is said now to be well over a quarter of a million tonnes per year.
    • Most imitation guns are specifically manufactured to be exact replicas.
    1.2 (create artificially) [alibi/myth] fabricar*
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, with the parts I had left over I approached Mr Tony and manufactured this news story.
    • But equally certainly it was just the sort of story that would be manufactured by his enemies to do him mischief.
    • All the details of the story turned out to be false and manufactured by the reporter himself.

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