transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to fabricate beforehand
- to construct in standardized sections for shipment and quick assembly: a prefabricated house
transitive verbpre·fab·ri·cat·ed, pre·fab·ri·cat·ing, pre·fab·ri·cates
- To manufacture (a building or section of a building, for example) in advance, especially in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled.
- To make up, construct, or develop in an artificial, unoriginal, or stereotypic manner.
(third-person singular simple present prefabricates, present participle prefabricating, simple past and past participle prefabricated)