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intr.v. con·fab·u·lat·ed, con·fab·u·lat·ing, con·fab·u·lates
1. To talk casually; chat.
2. Psychology To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

[Latin cōnfābulārī, cōnfābulāt- : com-, com- + fābulārī, to talk (from fābula, conversation; see fable).]

con·fab′u·la′tion n.
con·fab′u·la′tor n.
con·fab′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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One given to conversation:
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