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CONFECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confection mean? 

CONFECTION (noun)
  The noun CONFECTION has 2 senses:

1. a food rich in sugar
2. the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

  Familiarity information: CONFECTION used as a noun is rare.


CONFECTION (verb)
  The verb CONFECTION has 1 sense:

1. make into a confection

  Familiarity information: CONFECTION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFECTION (noun)


Sense 1confection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A food rich in sugar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

confection; sweet

Hypernyms ("confection" is a kind of...):

dainty; delicacy; goody; kickshaw; treat (something considered choice to eat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "confection"):

confectionery (candy and other sweets considered collectively)

maraschino; maraschino cherry (cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur)

comfit (candy containing a fruit or nut)

center; centre (the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering)

candied apple; candy apple; caramel apple; taffy apple; toffee apple (an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar))

chewing gum; gum (a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing)

hardbake (a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds)

candy; confect (a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts)

sweetmeat (a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry))

confiture (preserved or candied fruit)

nonpareil (colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies)


Sense 2confection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

confection; concoction

Hypernyms ("confection" is a kind of...):

creating from raw materials (the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it)


CONFECTION (verb)


Sense 1confection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into a confection

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

comfit; confection; confect

Context example:

This medicine is home-confected

Hypernyms (to "confection" is one way to...):

assemble; piece; put together; set up; tack; tack together (create by putting components or members together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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