pre·​man·​u·​fac·​ture ˌprē-ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər How to pronounce premanufacture (audio)
variants or pre-manufacture
premanufactured or pre-manufactured; premanufacturing or pre-manufacturing

transitive verb

: to manufacture (something) beforehand
Rather than having to frame up a house with two-by-fours, these companies premanufacture them.Geoff Pender
premanufacture noun
or pre-manufacture
As for the building itself, the report suggests premanufacture of the upper office floor and roof, with local tradespeople working on the lower levels. Nancy Welsh

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premanufacture was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Premanufacture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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