confection

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈfɛkʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈfɛkʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən fekshən)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•fec•tion /kənˈfɛkʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Food[countable] a sweet preparation, as a candy.
  2. [uncountable] the process of confecting something.
  3. [countable] something made up or confected;
    concoction.
  4. [countable] something, as a garment, that is very delicate or elaborate.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•fec•tion  (kən fekshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.
  2. the process of compounding, preparing, or making something.
  3. Literaturea frivolous, amusing, or contrived play, book, or other artistic or literary work.
  4. something made up or confected;
    a concoction:He said the charges were a confection of the local police.
  5. something, as a garment or decorative object, that is very delicate, elaborate, or luxurious and usually nonutilitarian.
  6. Drugs[Pharm.]a medicated preparation made with the aid of sugar, honey, syrup, or the like.

v.t. 
  1. [Archaic.]to prepare as a confection.
  • Latin confectiōn- (stem of confectiō) completion, equivalent. to confect- (see confect) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle English 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
confection /kənˈfɛkʃən/ n
  1. the act or process of compounding or mixing
  2. any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet
  3. old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Latin confectiō a preparing, from conficere to produce; see confect
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