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confect

[v. kuh n-fekt; n. kon-fekt] /v. kənˈfɛkt; n. ˈkɒn fɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials:
to confect a herbal remedy for colds.
2.
to make into a preserve or confection.
3.
to construct, form, or make:
to confect a dress from odds and ends of fabric.
noun
4.
a preserved, candied, or other sweet confection.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English confecten < Latin confectus (past participle of conficere to produce, effect), equivalent to con- con- + -fec- (variant stem of -ficere, combining form of facere to make; see fact) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
unconfected, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unconfected

confect

/kənˈfɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to prepare by combining ingredients
2.
to make; construct
Word Origin
C16: from Latin confectus prepared, from conficere to accomplish, from com- (intensive) + facere to make
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