Pronunciation: (man'mād'), [key]
1. produced, formed, or made by humans.
2. produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
a. (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
b. (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.
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