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artificial

adjective

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2 not being or expressing what one appears to be or express
  • the familiar sight of the award winner accepting the artificial congratulations of the other nominees

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3 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials
  • artificial fruit made from wax

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4 produced by humans rather than natural processes
  • I find that artificial sweeteners often have an odd aftertaste

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The first known use of artificial was in the 15th century

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“Artificial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/artificial. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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