verb (used with object)
to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials: to confect a herbal remedy for colds.
to construct, form, or make: to confect a dress from odds and ends of fabric.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English confecten Related forms
< Latin confectus
(past participle of conficere
to produce, effect), equivalent to con- con-
(variant stem of -ficere,
combining form of facere
to make; see fact
) + -tus
past participle suffix