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1. The act or process of confecting or the result of it: "These sentiments are not the confection of a consummate courtroom actor" (Ron Rosenbaum).
2. A sweet prepared food, such as candy or cake.
3. A sweetened medicinal compound; an electuary.
4. A piece displaying splendid craft, skill, and work: The gown was a confection of satin and appliqué.
tr.v. con·fec·tioned, con·fec·tion·ing, con·fec·tions
To make into a confection.
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1. the act or process of compounding or mixing
2. (Cookery) any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet
3. (Clothing & Fashion) old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women
4. informal anything regarded as overelaborate or frivolous: the play was merely an ingenious confection.
5. (Pharmacology) a medicinal drug sweetened with sugar, honey, etc
[C14: from Old French, from Latin confectiō a preparing, from conficere to produce; see confect]
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(kənˈfɛk ʃən)

1. a sweet preparation, as a candy or preserve.
2. the process of confecting something.
3. something, as a book or play, regarded as frivolous, amusing, or contrived.
4. something made up or confected; concoction.
5. something, as a garment, that is very delicate or elaborate.
6. a medicinal preparation made with sugar, honey, or syrup.
7. Archaic. to prepare as a confection.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
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Confection, Confectionery

 sweetmeats, pastry, etc.; a composition of a light nature, either musical of literary.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confection - a food rich in sugar
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
confectionery - candy and other sweets considered collectively; "the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks"
confiture - preserved or candied fruit
sweetmeat - a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
hardbake - a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
chewing gum, gum - a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
candied apple, candy apple, caramel apple, taffy apple, toffee apple - an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
centre, center - the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
comfit - candy containing a fruit or nut
maraschino, maraschino cherry - cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
nonpareil - colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
2.confection - the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
creating from raw materials - the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
Verb1.confection - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
assemble, put together, tack together, set up, piece, tack - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
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[kənˈfekʃən] N
1. (Culin) → dulce m, confite m
2. (= thing produced) → creación f
3. (= manufacture) → confección f, hechura f
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[kənˈfɛkʃən] n
(= sweets) → sucrerie f
(= cakes) → pâtisserie f
(intricate creation)confection f
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(= sweets)Konfekt nt, → Zucker- or Naschwerk nt (old)
(Comm: = item of ladies’ clothing) → modischer Artikel; a charming little confection from Dioreine bezaubernde kleine Kreation von Dior
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Maclaren pressed them to taste his mutton-ham and "the wife's brose," reminding them the wife was out of Athole and had a name far and wide for her skill in that confection. But Robin put aside these hospitalities as bad for the breath.
de Saint-Remy, my maitre d'hotel, who presided over the confection of that excellent daube truffee which your majesty seemed so much to appreciate."
But before his treason he imposed upon California a constitution that was a confection of sin in a diction of solecisms.
Swine's flesh, dressed in several modes, appeared on the lower part of the board, as also that of fowls, deer, goats, and hares, and various kinds of fish, together with huge loaves and cakes of bread, and sundry confections made of fruits and honey.
Equally elegant and more miscellaneous and large-hearted in social outlook was Last-Trick's show the year previous, the popular Cannibal Crush Lunch, at which the confections handed round were sarcastically moulded in the forms of human arms and legs, and during which more than one of our gayest mental gymnasts was heard offering to eat his partner.
In an adorable clip filmed by Teddy's mum Ayda Field, the six-year-old sings Robbie's 1997 chart-topping hit at the dinner table, but instead of singing 'a lot of love and affection' she sang 'a lot of love and confection'.
TULSA Glacier Confection has been sold to Black Rain Glacier.
Quatre bombes de confection artisanale ont ete detruites vendredi a Tipaza par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP), indique samedi le ministere de la Defense nationale (MDN) dans un communique.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Google has finally taken the wraps off of the sugary snack-themed codename for Android N: "Nougat." The company also showed off its new statue design today, which features a green Android mascot standing atop three bars of the chewy confection.
The result is a confection that is not overpoweringly sweet, but with all the comforting qualities of a good quality confection and all the goodness of sundried fruit and dark chocolate.