confection

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con·fec·tion / kənˈfekshən/ • n. 1. a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients. ∎  an elaborately constructed thing, esp. a frivolous one. ∎  a fashionable or elaborate article of women's dress.2. the action of mixing or compounding something.DERIVATIVES: con·fec·tion·ar·y / -ˌnerē/ adj.

confection

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confection compounded medicinal preparation; prepared dish, preparation of fruit, etc., conserve, sweetmeat. XIV. —(O)F. — L. confectiō, -ōn- preparation (abstr. and concr.), f. confect-, pp. stem of conficere prepare, f. CON- + facere put, make.
Hence, through the vb. confection (XVI), confectioner maker of sweetmeats, cakes, etc. XVI; see -ER 1; whence confectionery XVIII.

confection

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confection (kŏn-fek-shŏn) n. (in pharmacy) a sweet substance that is combined with a medicinal preparation to make it suitable for administration.