Medical Definition of confabulation
: a filling in of gaps in memory through the creation of false memories by an individual who is affected with a memory disorder (as Korsakoff syndrome) and is unaware that the fabricated memories are inaccurate and false
confabulate\kən-ˈfab-yə-ˌlāt\play intransitive verb
confabulatory\-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective
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