[kuh n-fab-yuh-leyt] /kənˈfæb yəˌleɪt/

verb (used without object), confabulated, confabulating.
to converse informally; chat.
Psychiatry. to engage in .
verb (intransitive)
to talk together; converse; chat
(psychiatry) to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be true See also paramnesia

1610s, from confabulatus, past participle of Latin confabulari “to converse together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + fabulari “to talk, chat,” from fabula “a tale” (see fable). Psychiatric sense is from 1924.


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