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simulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈsɪm.jʊ.leɪt/ us  
to do or make something that looks real but is not real: In cheap furniture, plastic is often used to simulate wood.formal Ruth simulated pleasure at seeing Simon, but really she wished he hadn't come. Some driving teachers use computers to simulate (= represent) different road conditions for learners to practise on.Faking and pretending
simulated
adjective uk   /-leɪ.tɪd/ us    /-leɪ.t̬ɪd/
Natural and artificial
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