[ verb kuhn-fekt; noun kon-fekt ]
/ verb kənˈfɛkt; noun ˈkɒn fɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of confect
OTHER WORDS FROM confectun·con·fect·ed, adjective
Words nearby confect
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Example sentences from the Web for confect
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|William Withering
British Dictionary definitions for confect
/ (kənˈfɛkt) /
to prepare by combining ingredients
to make; construct
Word Origin for confect
C16: from Latin confectus prepared, from conficere to accomplish, from com- (intensive) + facere to make
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