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manufacture

verb [T] uk   /ˌmæn.jʊˈfæk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/

manufacture verb [T] (PRODUCE)

B2 to produce goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines: He works for a company that manufactures car parts. The report notes a rapid decline in manufactured goods.
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manufacture verb [T] (INVENT)

to invent something, such as an excuse or story, in order to deceive someone: She insisted that every scandalous detail of the story had been manufactured.

manufacture

noun [U] uk   /ˌmæn.jʊˈfæk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
the process of producing goods: Oil is used in the manufacture of a number of fabrics. The amount of recycled glass used in manufacture doubled in five years.
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