Definitions for confectionkənˈfɛk ʃən
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a food rich in sugar
the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
confect, confection, comfit(verb)
make into a confection
"This medicine is home-confected"
A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, cake or the like.
The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.
The act or process of confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparing something.
The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.
An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.
Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.
A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
Origin: Attested since 1345, from confection, from confeccion, from confectionem (nominative confectio), from confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- + facere. Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500's.
a composition of different materials
a preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat
a composition of drugs
a soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey
Origin: [F., fr. L. confectio.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
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- сладкиш, бонбонBulgarian
- Konfekt, BonbonGerman
- confección, hechuraSpanish
- confection, bonbonFrench
- édesség, konfekcióHungarian
- コンフェクション, お菓子Japanese
- konpeksi, gula-gulaMalay
- конди́терские изде́лия, сладость, сласть, конфетаRussian
- sötsak, konfektSwedish
- konfeksiyon, şekerlemeTurkish
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