man-made

adjective \ ˈman-ˈmād , -ˌmād \
: manufactured, created, or constructed by human beings; specifically : synthetic
  • man-made fibers

First Known Use of man-made

1615


MAN-MADE Defined for English Language Learners

man-made

  • : made by people rather than by nature


MAN-MADE Defined for Kids

man-made

adjective \ ˈman-ˈmād \
: made by people rather than nature
  • a man-made lake


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