confection

[ kuh n-fek-shuh n ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to prepare as a confection.

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Origin of confection

1300–50; Middle English < Latin confectiōn- (stem of confectiō) completion, equivalent to confect- (see confect) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for confection

confection

/ (kənˈfɛkʃən) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for confection

confection


n.

mid-14c., confescioun, from Old French confeccion (12c., Modern French confection) "drawing up (of a treaty, etc.); article, product," in pharmacology, "mixture, compound," from Late Latin confectionem (nominative confectio) "a confection," in classical Latin, "a making, preparing," noun of action from confect-, past participle stem of conficere "to prepare," from com- "with" (see com-) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Originally "the making by means of ingredients," sense of "candy or light pastry" predominated from 16c.

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Medicine definitions for confection

confection

[ kən-fĕkshən ]

n.

A sweetened medicinal compound.electuary
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