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Fabricated illness


a disease or condition created by the imagination, esp. a parent in regards to a child; also called induced illness , [invented illness], factitious illness


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    [fab-ri-key-shuh n] /ˌfæb rɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; manufacture. 2. something , especially an untruthful statement: His account of the robbery is a complete fabrication. n. c.1500, “manufacturing, construction,” from Middle French fabrication and directly from Latin fabricationem (nominative fabricatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fabricare (see […]

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