syntheticssɪn'θetɪk noun +a compound made artificially by chemical reactions adj. +not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially +involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis +systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words +of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts +artificial as if portrayed in a film +not genuine or natural
Because of the animal rights activists, many women today wear synthetic fur.
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adjective, noun +adjective artificial; made by combining chemical substances rather than being produced naturally by plants or animals Synonym: MAN-MADE synthetic drugs / fabrics + shoes with synthetic soles synthetically adverb: synthetically produced drugs +noun an artificial substance or material: cotton fabrics and synthetics + material with the feel of a natural fibre and the durability of a synthetic