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intr.v. fab·u·lat·ed, fab·u·lat·ing, fab·u·lates
To engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those featuring a strong element of fantasy: "a land which ... had given itself up to dreaming, to fabulating, to tale-telling" (Lawrence Durrell).

[Latin fābulārī, fābulāt-, to talk, from fābula, tale, talk; see fable.]

fab′u·la′tion n.
fab′u·la′tor n.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to invent (fables or stories)
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It effectively disrupts the formation of abstract machines of drawing and writing, distorts the overarching "enunciative modalities" operative behind statements as Foucault discusses in depth in The Archaeology of Knowledge, brutally fabulates and fabricates the virtual, and compromises the abstract machine's existence and efficiency, or "power of ontological auto-affirmation" (Guattari, Chaosmosis 35).
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According to Cixous: "...in spite of the enormity of the repression that has kept them in the "dark"- there is, at this time, no general woman, no one typical woman." (Cixous, 1976, p.876) Anna Wulf, while working on the various motifs for her novel in her Yellow Notebook, fabulates her identity as Ella.