Definitions for: Confection


[n] the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
[n] a food rich in sugar
[v] prepare from ingredients; "This medicine is home-confected"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*fec"tion, n. [F., fr. L. confectio.]
1. A composition of different materials. [Obs.]

A new confection of mold. --Bacon.

2. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a
sweetmeat.

Certain confections . . . are like to candied
conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons.
--Bacon.

3. A composition of drugs. --Shak.

4. (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal
substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.

Note: The pharmacop[oe]ias formerly made a distinction
between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances
and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances
combined with sirup or honey), but the distinction is
now abandoned and all are called confections.

Synonyms: comfit, concoction, confect, confectionery, sweet

See Also: assemble, candied apple, candy, candy apple, caramel apple, chewing gum, comfit, confiture, creating from raw materials, dainty, delicacy, goody, gum, hardbake, kickshaw, maraschino, maraschino cherry, nonpareil, piece, put together, set up, sweetmeat, tack, tack together, taffy apple, toffee apple, treat

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