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Pronunciation:  kun'fekshun

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

CONFECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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

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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Ex. 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil and perfume.

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 Related Terms: admixture, alloy, amalgam, blancmange, blend, brew, candy, combination, combo, comfit, commixture, composite, composition, compote, compound, concoction, confectionery, confiture, conserve, decoction, decoctum, ensemble, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, icing, immixture, intermixture, jam, Jell-O, jelly, magma, marmalade, meringue, mixture, mousse, paste, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, tutti-frutti, whipped cream