A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
From Middle English confescioun, borrowed from Old French confeccion (French confection), from Latin (nominative cōnfectiō), from confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- + facere. Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500's.
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