Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a food rich in sugar
  2. (noun, act) the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
  3. (verb, creation) make into a confection

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Synonyms of Confection

comfit, concoction, confect, sweet

Origin of the word Confection

  1. 1345, from O.Fr. confeccion, from L. confectionem (nom. confectio), n. from confectus, pp. of conficere "to prepare," from com- "with" + facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Originally "the making by means of ingredients," sense of "candy or light pastry" predominated from 16c. Related: Confectioner (1590s). more

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Words that sound like Confection

combustion, compaction, composition, confiscation, convection, conviction, convocation

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