manufactures; manufactured; manufacturing
1 : to make (something) usually in large amounts by using machines
materials used in manufacturing cars/computers
company that manufactures wool and cotton clothing
2 : to create (something, such as a false story or explanation) by using your imagination often in order to trick or deceive someone
He manufactured [=fabricated, invented] a story/lie/falsehood in order to get out of trouble.
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