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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comfit  \Com"fit\,  n.  [F.  confit,  prop.  a  p.  p.,  fr  confire  to 
  preserve,  pickle,  fr  L.  conficere  to  prepare;  con-  +  facere 
  to  make  See  {Fact},  and  cf  {Confect}.] 
  A  dry  sweetmeat;  any  kind  of  fruit,  root,  or  seed  preserved 
  with  sugar  and  dried;  a  confection. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comfit  \Com"fit\,  v.  t. 
  To  preserve  dry  with  sugar. 
 
  The  fruit  which  does  so  quickly  waste,  .  .  .  Thou 
  comfitest  in  sweets  to  make  it  last  --Cowley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comfit 
  n  :  candy  containing  a  fruit  or  nut 
  v  :  prepare  from  ingredients:  "This  medicine  is  home-confected" 
  [syn:  {confect},  {confection}] 




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