Definition of Confection

1. Noun. A food rich in sugar.

2. Verb. Make into a confection. "This medicine is home-confected"
Exact synonyms: Comfit, Confect
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Piece, Put Together, Set Up, Tack, Tack Together

3. Noun. The act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components.
Exact synonyms: Concoction
Generic synonyms: Creating From Raw Materials
Derivative terms: Concoct, Concoct, Confect

Definition of Confection

1. n. A composition of different materials.

Definition of Confection

1. Noun. A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, cake or the like. ¹

2. Noun. The act or process of confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparing something. ¹

3. Noun. The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction. ¹

4. Noun. (dated) An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature. ¹

5. Noun. (dated) Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian. ¹

6. Noun. (pharmacology) A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary. ¹

7. Verb. To make into a confection, prepare as a confection. ¹

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Definition of Confection

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Confection

1. A pharmaceutical preparation consisting of a drug mixed with honey or syrup; a soft solid, sometimes used as an excipient for pill masses. Synonym: confectio, conserve, electuary. Origin: L. Confectio (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confection

confection (current term)
confectioner's cream
confectioner's creams
confectioners' sugar
confectioners sugar

Literary usage of Confection

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1. American Druggist (1891)
"The dose is, consequently, half that of the official confection. ... It is only half as bulky as the official confection, but it is of double the strength, ..."

2. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"Ph. US) It is a laxative, and is used iu habitual constipation, and in constipation during pregnancy. Dose, 3s3 to ^ss. confection ..."

3. A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris (1855)
"A confection of castor, long pepper, black pepper, sto- rax, galbanum, costus and opium. ... UOS^E GAL'LIC,E. A confection or conserve of the red rose. ..."

4. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"When the confection is to be used, add the syrup, and rub well ; then the oil of caraway, and mix. Dose, twenty to forty grains. ..."

5. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody: an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1888)
"Almond confection. — Remove the outer coat from 1 oz. of sweet almonds, ... Orange confection. — Take 1 oz. of the freshly rasped rind of orange, ..."

6. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1836)
"Cordi- Bezoars stone, amber, spice, als, resolv- / Conserves of borage, bugloss, roses, fumitory, ers, hinder- | confection of alchermes. ..."

7. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"We shall find that there are only three preparations altogether, and these of a very insignificant character ; the confection, the syrup, ..."

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