man-made

,man-`made adjective
something that is man-made has been made by people and does not exist naturally. Some people avoid using this word because they consider it offensive to women, and they use manufactured instead:
Rayon is a man-made fiber.
a man-made lake
─ opposite NATURAL

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • man-made — adj 1.) man made materials and substances are not natural = ↑artificial ≠ ↑natural ▪ fabrics made using a combination of natural and man made fibres 2.) made by people, rather than by natural processes ▪ Europe s largest man made lake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Man-Made — Studio album by Teenage Fanclub Released May 2005 Recorded February 2004 June 200 …   Wikipedia

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  • man-made — [man′mād′] adj. made by people; artificial or synthetic …   English World dictionary

  • man-made — man′ made′ adj. produced, formed, or made by humans; not resulting from natural processes • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • man-made — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ made or caused by human beings …   English terms dictionary

  • man-made — index artificial, synthetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • man-made — ADJ Man made things are created or caused by people, rather than occurring naturally. Man made and natural disasters have disrupted the Government s economic plans. ...man made lakes. ...a variety of materials, both natural and man made. Ant:… …   English dictionary

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