confect


con·fect

verb \kən-ˈfekt\

Definition of CONFECT

transitive verb
1
:  to put together from varied material
2
a :  prepare
b :  preserve
con·fect \ˈkän-ˌ\ noun

Examples of CONFECT

  1. <a cook who can confect a magnificent dinner from whatever ingredients are in the cupboards>

Origin of CONFECT

Middle English, from Latin confectus, past participle of conficere to prepare — more at comfit
First Known Use: 14th century

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