To manufacture is defined as to make something from raw materials by hand or using machines.(verb)
An example of to manufacture is to make clothing from cotton.
The definition of manufacture is the process of making items from raw materials.(noun)
An example of manufacture is the making of automobiles in factories.
See manufacture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < ML manufactura < L manu, abl. of manus, a hand (see manual) + factura, a making < factus, pp. of facere, to make, do
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verb man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures verb, transitive
Origin: From French, manufacture
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin *manūfactūra
Origin: : Latin manū
Origin: , ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + Latin factūra, working of a metal
Origin: , from factus
Origin: , past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
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