Definition of prefabricate in US English:



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

    ‘prefabricated homes’
    • ‘Most of the buildings are prefabricated, with just the odd few embellished with shining steel and glass exteriors.’
    • ‘We had the works done and the planning permission for two temporary prefabricated accommodations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The road and cable-stay assemblies were prefabricated on opposite sides of the valley and slid out onto the piers.’
    • ‘Some favour purchasing a mobile or prefabricated unit, while others want to build the church using local, volunteer labour.’
    • ‘Every part of the grid is connected to the floor, which was prefabricated with connections.’
    • ‘This is because all those little pieces have been prefabricated together into larger tiles.’
    • ‘Just imagine 440 pupils and 18 teachers in a unit of total prefabricated buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The government had given them prefabricated buildings instead.’
    • ‘They were often built in large sections from prefabricated materials.’
    • ‘The Red Cross expected to prefabricate some replacement homes and package them for air delivery, at a total cost of $100000.’
    • ‘Apart from building sites, the other locations for members were the many joinery shops which prefabricated doors and frames.’
    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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