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Meaning of COMFIT

Pronunciation:  'kumfit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  candy containing a fruit or nut
  2. [v]  prepare from ingredients; "This medicine is home-confected"

COMFIT is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: confect, confection
 See Also: assemble, confection, confectionery, piece, put together, set up, sweet, tack, tack together



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com"fit\, n. [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to
    preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare; con- + facere
    to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Confect}.]
    A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved
    with sugar and dried; a confection.
  2. \Com"fit\, v. t.
    To preserve dry with sugar.
          The fruit which does so quickly waste, . . . Thou
          comfitest in sweets to make it last.     --Cowley.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blancmange, candy, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, conserve, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, icing, jam, Jell-O, jelly, marmalade, meringue, mousse, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, tutti-frutti, whipped cream