confect
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin confectus, past participle of conficere to prepare — more at comfit Date: 14th century 1. to put together from varied material 2. a. prepare b. preserveconfect noun

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confect — Con fect, n. A comfit; a confection. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] At supper eat a pippin roasted and sweetened with sugar of roses and caraway confects. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confect — (v. lat.), 1) alle von Conditoren (Confectbäckern), od. nach dem Verfahren dieser in Küchen bereitete Leckereien; vgl. Confituren; bes. 2) Bäckereien aus seinem Teig, bei denen Kraftmehl u. Zucker die Haupttheile sind; das einfachste ist das… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Confect — Confect, lat., Zuckerwerk …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • confect — ► VERB ▪ make (something elaborate or dainty). ORIGIN Latin conficere put together …   English terms dictionary

  • confect — [kən fekt′] vt. [< L confectus, pp. of conficere, to prepare < com , with + facere, to make, DO1] to prepare or make, esp. by mixing or combining …   English World dictionary

  • confect — v. /keuhn fekt /; n. /kon fekt/, v.t. 1. to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials: to confect a herbal remedy for colds. 2. to make into a preserve or confection. 3. to construct, form, or make: to confect a dress from odds… …   Universalium

  • confect — [kən fɛkt] verb make (something elaborate or dainty). Origin ME: from L. confect , conficere put together …   English new terms dictionary

  • confect — v.tr. literary make by putting together ingredients. Etymology: L conficere confect put together (as com , facere make) …   Useful english dictionary

  • confect — verb To make up, prepare, compound, construct, assemble, form, mix, mingle or put together by combining ingredients or materials; to concoct. The w …   Wiktionary

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