Definition of factitiously in US English:



  • See factitious

    • ‘Initially presenting doctors with factitiously ill children seems in some cases to become more direct manipulation, with complaints being directed at the doctors.’
    • ‘But in addition to this, owing to the large portions of mercury, irritation of the intestinal canal may be produced factitiously which will be a complication not to be desired.’
    • ‘During multiple hospitalizations, she developed episodes of fever of unknown origin and was believed to have factitiously elevated her temperature.’