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