Meaning of man-made in English:


Pronunciation /manˈmeɪd/

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  • Made or caused by human beings (as opposed to occurring or being made naturally)

    ‘a man-made lake’
    • ‘Having a penchant for natural fabrics and dyes, he uses man-made fibers and chemical dyes as well.’
    • ‘Try to avoid polyester and other man-made fabrics, as they do not allow your skin to breathe.’
    • ‘The water park covers 40 square miles south of Cirencester and has 140 man-made lakes.’
    • ‘One of the greatest man-made lakes in Europe is Keilder Water, high in the remote hills of Northumberland.’
    • ‘The surrounding area has a man-made lake, surrounded by huge boathouses and houses.’
    • ‘It's not really an island, nor has this man-made lake ever been a quarry.’
    • ‘The plaintiff owned a house next to a man-made lake on which the defendant conducted motor-boat races.’
    • ‘As demand increased, other natural or man-made reservoirs were developed.’
    • ‘It was a hard life in those days, one emphasized by natural or man-made disasters.’
    • ‘Before March 15 this rule applied to almost all man-made and natural obstructions.’
    • ‘So the main causes of the famine in this case are not natural but man-made.’
    • ‘This balloon was of man-made fibers and was filled with air heated by a propane flame.’
    • ‘Just as it seemed the worst of this natural disaster had passed, a man-made disaster erupted.’
    • ‘Though it appears to be a natural calamity, to a great extent drought is a man-made calamity.’
    • ‘These natural joints are stronger than man-made ones and save the carpenter a lot of time creating joints.’
    • ‘Once they were at the park, they walked to a bench that was facing a man-made pond.’
    • ‘Some experts believe man-made global warming could trigger methane on the seabed to escape into the air again.’
    • ‘People, old and young, queued up in the blazing sun, pails in hand, for man-made ice.’
    • ‘Ozone can also be destroyed in other ways by man-made chemicals that have been released into the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Poverty is man-made; it results from the greed and arrogance of power, poor governance and ill-conceived policies.’
    artificial, synthetic, manufactured, machine-made, fabricated
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