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confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Simple Definition of confection

  • : a very sweet food

Full Definition of confection

  1. 1 :  the act or process of confecting

  2. 2 :  something confected: as a :  a fancy dish or sweetmeat; also :  a sweet food b :  a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey c :  a work of fine or elaborate craftsmanship d :  a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic, or literary work

Examples of confection

  1. an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections

  2. <following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters>



15th Century

First Known Use of confection

15th century


CONFECTION Defined for Kids

confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of confection

  1. :  a very fancy and usually sweet food




Medical Dictionary

confection

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noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of confection

  1. :  a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey—called also electuary





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