Origin: ; from Classical Latin confectus, past participle of conficere, to prepare ; from com-, with plush facere, to make, do
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transitive verb con·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.
Origin: Middle English confecten, to prepare, from Latin cōnficere, cōnfect- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.