[verb kuh n-fekt; noun kon-fekt]
- to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials: to confect a herbal remedy for colds.
- to make into a preserve or confection.
- to construct, form, or make: to confect a dress from odds and ends of fabric.
- a preserved, candied, or other sweet confection.
Origin of confect
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That evening an emetic of ipecacoanha was given, and afterwards a draught, with vitriolic æther and confect.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
- to prepare by combining ingredients
- to make; construct
C16: from Latin confectus prepared, from conficere to accomplish, from com- (intensive) + facere to make