[kuh n-fab-yuh-leyt] /kənˈfæb yəˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), confabulated, confabulating.
to converse informally; chat.
Psychiatry. to engage in .
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.
[kuh n-fab-yuh-ley-shuh n] /kənˌfæb yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; conversation; discussion. 2. Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person’s memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true. n. mid-15c., “talking together,” from Late Latin confabulationem (nominative confabulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin […]
[kon-far-ee-ey-shuh n] /kɒnˌfær iˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. (among the ancient Romans) a form of marriage ceremony, limited to patricians and obligatory for holders of certain ritual offices, marked by the offering of a cake. n. c.1600, from Latin confarreationem, from confarreare “to unite in marriage by the Ceremony of the Cake,” from com- “with, together” […]
[verb kuh n-fekt; noun kon-fekt] /verb kənˈfɛkt; noun ˈkɒn fɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials: to confect a herbal remedy for colds. 2. to make into a preserve or . 3. to construct, form, or make: to confect a dress from odds and ends of […]
[kuh n-fek-shuh n] /kənˈfɛk ʃən/ noun 1. a sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy. 2. the process of compounding, preparing, or making something. 3. a frivolous, amusing, or contrived play, book, or other artistic or literary work. 4. something made up or ; a concoction: He said the charges […]
[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee] /kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/ noun, plural confectionaries. 1. a candy; sweetmeat. 2. a place where confections are kept or made. 3. (def 3). adjective 4. pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production. /kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ/ noun (pl) -aries 1. a place where confections are kept or made 2. a rare word for […]