Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a factory in any of various respects

Etymologies

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factory +‎ -like

Examples

  • "Maybe the $500 colonoscopy is done in a terrible factorylike environment, and the $1,200 one is better, but we don't know."

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  • A typical mani-pedi shop is crowded, dimly lit, and factorylike.

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  • And if kids are anonymous, if they're numbers in these big factorylike schools we built after World War II, you can really get in trouble with kids.

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  • Apparently the ancients had actually hauled even the severely injured all the way to factorylike buildings for the purpose of treating them, instead of doing the necessary work on the spot.

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  • Dale Chihuly and William Morris, for example, also create large, complex glass works in factorylike settings.

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  • The killer app: In a sea of factorylike lobster houses (your table is ready when your pager explodes!), the inn's Ebbitt Room is a revelation.

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  • But they are actually cleaner than the bleached and salmonella-y eggs you get at the supermarket you just don't see the debeaked chickens sitting in s*** and so sick they need tons of antibiotics, and the yolks are an unbelievable color--the pathogens grow when you have dirty factorylike cages.

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