- the act or process of compounding or mixing
- any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet
- old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women
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con•fec•tion /kənˈfɛkʃən/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Food[countable] a sweet preparation, as a candy.
- [uncountable] the process of confecting something.
- [countable] something made up or confected;
- [countable] something, as a garment, that is very delicate or elaborate.
con•fec•tion (kən fek′shən),USA pronunciation n.
- Fooda sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.
- the process of compounding, preparing, or making something.
- Literaturea frivolous, amusing, or contrived play, book, or other artistic or literary work.
- something made up or confected;
a concoction:He said the charges were a confection of the local police.
- something, as a garment or decorative object, that is very delicate, elaborate, or luxurious and usually nonutilitarian.
- Drugs[Pharm.]a medicated preparation made with the aid of sugar, honey, syrup, or the like.
- [Archaic.]to prepare as a confection.
- Latin confectiōn- (stem of confectiō) completion, equivalent. to confect- (see confect) + -iōn- -ion
- Middle English 1300–50
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confection /kənˈfɛkʃən/ n
'confection' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Cracker Jack - banana split - blondie - brittle - candy - candyfloss - conf. - confect - confectionary - confectioner - confectionery - confiture - cotton candy - cream - dredge - fairyfloss - halvah - icebox cake - kiss - knickerbocker glory - marrons glacés - marsh mallow - marshmallow - marzipan - mint - mithridate - peppermint - pomfret - pop - praline - snowball - spun sugar - subtlety - sugar candy - teiglach - tutti-frutti