From Middle English confescioun, borrowed from Old French confeccion (French confection), borrowed from Latin cōnfectiōnem, from confectus, past participle of conficere (“prepare”), from com- (“with”) + facere (“to make, do”). Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500s.
confection (plural confections)
- A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.
- The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.
- The act or process of confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparing something.
- The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
- The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.
- (dated) An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.
- (dated) Something, such as a garment or a decoration, that is very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also impractical or non-utilitarian.
- 2007, Susan Sizemore, Primal Desires:
- She found a sexy, lacy confection in a lingerie drawer and quickly slipped into it.
- (pharmacology) A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
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- To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
confection f (plural confections)
- making, creation, development, confection
- L’emplacement standard pour la confection d’une fistule A-V est l’avant-bras non-dominant des patients.
- The standard entry point for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula is on a patient's non-dominant forearm.
- ready-to-wear clothing
- the ready-to-wear clothing industry