Confecting
Confect Con*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confecting}.] [L. confectus, p. p. of conficere to prepare. See {Comfit}.] 1. To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Saffron confected in Cilicia. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To construct; to form; to mingle or mix. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Of this were confected the famous everlasting lamps and tapers. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

[My joys] are still confected with some fears. --Stirling. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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