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Confect definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONFECT, v.t. To make sweetmeats. [Not used. See Comfit.]
CONFECT, n. [L., See Comfit.] Something prepared with sugar or honey, as fruit, hergs, roots and the like; a sweet-meat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts [syn: candy, confect] v
1: make or construct
2: make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected" [syn: confect, confection, comfit]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin confectus, past participle of conficere to prepare more at comfit Date: 14th century 1. to put together from varied material 2. a. prepare b. preserve confect noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. literary make by putting together ingredients. Etymology: L conficere confect- put together (as com-, facere make)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confect Con*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confected; p. pr. & vb. n. Confecting.] [L. confectus, p. p. of conficere to prepare. See Comfit.] 1. To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of. [Obs.] Saffron confected in Cilicia. --W. Browne. 2. To construct; to form; to mingle or mix. [Obs.] Of this were confected the famous everlasting lamps and tapers. --Sir T. Herbert. [My joys] are still confected with some fears. --Stirling.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Confect Con"fect, n. A comfit; a confection. [Obs.] At supper eat a pippin roasted and sweetened with sugar of roses and caraway confects. --Harvey.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Sweetmeat. See confection.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Counterfeited.



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