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tr.v. con·fect·ed, con·fect·ing, con·fects
1. To make into a confection or preserve.
2. To put together by combining materials: a group of writers who confected a television series.
A sweet confection, such as candy.
1. to prepare by combining ingredients
2. to make; construct
[C16: from Latin confectus prepared, from conficere to accomplish, from com- (intensive) + facere to make]
con•fect(v. kənˈfɛkt; n. ˈkɒn fɛkt)
1. to compose from various ingredients.
2. to make into a confection.
3. to construct; form; make.n.
4. a sweet confection.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin confectus, past participle of conficere to produce, effect]
Past participle: confected
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|Noun||1.||confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts|
candy bar - a candy shaped as a bar
carob bar - a bar of candy made with carob powder
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
brandyball - a British candy flavored with brandy
patty - round flat candy
bonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
butterscotch - a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candy cane - a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
candy corn - a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn
caramel - firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
dragee - sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
dragee - silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
fondant - candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
fudge - soft creamy candy
gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
honey crisp - a crisp candy made with honey
horehound - a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
Life Saver - a candy shaped like a small lifesaver
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy
marshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
nougat - nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
nougat bar - a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate
nut bar - paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars
peanut bar - bar of peanuts in taffy
popcorn ball - popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls
praline - cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
rock candy - sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string
sugar candy - made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
sugarplum - any of various small sugary candies
taffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
Turkish Delight - a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water
Easter egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
|Verb||1.||confect - make or construct|
|2.||confect - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"|