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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confection  \Con*fec"tion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  confectio.] 
  1.  A  composition  of  different  materials.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  new  confection  of  mold.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  A  preparation  of  fruits  or  roots,  etc.,  with  sugar;  a 
  sweetmeat. 
 
  Certain  confections  .  .  .  are  like  to  candied 
  conserves,  and  are  made  of  sugar  and  lemons. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  A  composition  of  drugs.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  A  soft  solid  made  by  incorporating  a  medicinal 
  substance  or  substances  with  sugar,  sirup,  or  honey. 
 
  Note:  The  pharmacop[oe]ias  formerly  made  a  distinction 
  between  conserves  (made  of  fresh  vegetable  substances 
  and  sugar)  and  electuaries  (medicinal  substances 
  combined  with  sirup  or  honey),  but  the  distinction  is 
  now  abandoned  and  all  are  called  confections. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confection 
  n  1:  a  food  rich  in  sugar  [syn:  {sweet},  {confectionery}] 
  2:  the  act  of  creating  something  by  compounding  or  mixing  raw 
  materials  [syn:  {concoction}] 
  v  :  prepare  from  ingredients:  "This  medicine  is  home-confected" 
  [syn:  {confect},  {comfit}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Confection 
  (Ex.  30:35,  ointment"  in  ver.  25;  R.V.,  "perfume").  The  Hebrew 
  word  so  rendered  is  derived  from  a  root  meaning  to  compound  oil 
  and  perfume. 
 




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