to prepare or make, esp. by mixing or combining
Origin of confectfrom Classical Latin confectus, past participle of conficere, to prepare from com-, with + facere, to make, do
transitive verbcon·fect·ed, con·fect·ing, con·fects
- To make into a confection or preserve.
- To put together by combining materials: a group of writers who confected a television series.
A sweet confection, such as candy.
Origin of confectMiddle English confecten to prepare from Latin cōnficere cōnfect- com- intensive pref. ; see com- . facere to make ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present confects, present participle confecting, simple past and past participle confected)
- To make up, prepare, compound, construct, assemble, form, mix, mingle or put together by combining ingredients or materials; to concoct.
- The woman confected a home-remedy for the traveler's illness.
- The young bride's friends confected a dress from odds and ends of fabric.
- [My joys] are still confected with some fears. -- Stirling
- 1889, Arthur Conan Doyle, Micah Clarke, Chapter 1
- She made salves and eyewaters, powders and confects, cordials and persico, orangeflower water and cherry brandy, each in its due season, and all of the best.