confabulatory /keuhn fab"yoo leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
/keuhn fab'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion.
2. Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.
[1490-1500; < LL confabulation- (s. of confabulatio) conversation, equiv. to confabulat(us) (see CONFABULATE) + -ion- -ION]

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