[ kuh n-fek-shuh n ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃən /


verb (used with object)

Archaic. to prepare as a confection.

Origin of confection

1300–50; Middle English < Latin confectiōn- (stem of confectiō) completion, equivalent to confect- (see confect) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for confection

/ (kənˈfɛkʃən) /


the act or process of compounding or mixing
any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet
old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women
informal anything regarded as overelaborate or frivolousthe play was merely an ingenious confection
a medicinal drug sweetened with sugar, honey, etc

Word Origin for confection

C14: from Old French, from Latin confectiō a preparing, from conficere to produce; see confect
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Medical definitions for confection

[ kən-fĕkshən ]


A sweetened medicinal compound.electuary
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