Confect meaning

kən-fĕkt'
To make into a confection or preserve.
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To put together by combining materials.

A group of writers who confected a television series.

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A sweet confection, such as candy.
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To prepare or make, esp. by mixing or combining.
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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.

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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.

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Origin of confect

  • Middle English confecten to prepare from Latin cōnficere cōnfect- com- intensive pref. com– facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- (“together”) + facere (“to make”). Akin to comfit. See also confection.
    From Wiktionary