[ adjective ] fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Used in print(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
He milks the latest scientific advances , translating them into his own special Buck_Rogers vocabulary to huckster his fake machines as a cure-all for everything from hay_fever to sexual impotence and cancer .
According_to the Food_and_Drug_Administration ( FDA ) , `` Doctor '' Ghadiali , Dr._Albert_Abrams and his clique , and Dr._Wilhelm_Reich - to name three notorious device quacks - succeeded , respectively , in distributing 10000 , 5000 , and 2000 fake health machines .
Sarah_Gross , a dress_shop proprietor , paid $ 1020 to a masseur , and Mr._A. , a laborer , paid $ 4200 to a chiropractor for treatment with two fake health machines - the `` radioclast '' and the `` diagnometer '' .
The Postmaster_General recently reported that mail_order frauds - among which fake therapeutic devices figure prominently - are at the highest level in history .
But it is our health - more precious than all the money in the world - that these modern witch_doctors with their fake therapeutic gadgets are gambling away .
[ noun ] something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
Sam_Spade joins_forces with a band of adventurers in search of a priceless jeweled statue of a falcon ; but when the bird is found at_last , it turns_out to be a fake .
[ verb ] make a copy of with the intent to deceive
"he faked the signature" "they counterfeited dollar bills" She forged a Green Card"
Used in print(James J. Maguire, "A Family Affair"...)
In the case of academic personnel the `` feeling '' of participation can hardly be `` faked '' .
[ adjective ] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
"it isn't fake anything it's real synthetic fur" "faux pearls" "false teeth" "decorated with imitation palm leaves" "a purse of simulated alligator hide"