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artificial

adjective     /ˌɑː.tɪˈfɪʃ.əl/ US  /ˌɑːr.t̬ɪ-/
B2 made by people, often as a copy of something natural: clothes made of artificial fibres an artificial heart an artificial lake artificial fur/sweeteners/flowersNatural and artificial C2 disapproving not sincere: Their cheerfulness seemed rather strained and artificial.Affected and insincere artificiality     /ˌɑː.tɪˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌɑːr.t̬ɪˌfɪʃ.iˈæl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Natural and artificial artificially     /-i/ adverb B2 Most mushrooms sold in supermarkets have been grown artificially (= not in natural conditions) in manure.Natural and artificialAffected and insincere
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