Definition of prefabricate in English:



[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective prefabricated
  • Manufacture sections of (a building or piece of furniture) to enable quick assembly on site.

    ‘prefabricated homes’
    • ‘The road and cable-stay assemblies were prefabricated on opposite sides of the valley and slid out onto the piers.’
    • ‘They were often built in large sections from prefabricated materials.’
    • ‘Some favour purchasing a mobile or prefabricated unit, while others want to build the church using local, volunteer labour.’
    • ‘The company have learned how to prefabricate the contents of their stores in such a way that they can operate in extremely small and odd shaped locations, if necessary.’
    • ‘Most of the buildings are prefabricated, with just the odd few embellished with shining steel and glass exteriors.’
    • ‘The Red Cross expected to prefabricate some replacement homes and package them for air delivery, at a total cost of $100000.’
    • ‘The government had given them prefabricated buildings instead.’
    • ‘We had the works done and the planning permission for two temporary prefabricated accommodations.’
    • ‘This is because all those little pieces have been prefabricated together into larger tiles.’
    • ‘As far as they are concerned, it is merely a piece of land to be exploited for cheaply constructed, almost prefabricated units, with pokey living quarters.’
    • ‘Every part of the grid is connected to the floor, which was prefabricated with connections.’
    • ‘Just imagine 440 pupils and 18 teachers in a unit of total prefabricated buildings.’
    • ‘Apart from building sites, the other locations for members were the many joinery shops which prefabricated doors and frames.’
    • ‘Experts say tent camps and cheap prefabricated buildings will now be thrown up on dry land surrounding the city to help ease the pressure on the already cramped shelters.’
    • ‘It comes in two prefabricated units, made of modular plywood panels, which sit on a discreet wheeled chassis.’
    make, produce, mass produce, build, construct, assemble, put together, create, fabricate, turn out, process, form, fashion, model, mould, shape, forge, engineer
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