con·fec·tion /kənˈfɛkʃən/ 名詞
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.
4. Med. A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
Note: ☞ The pharmacopœias 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.
n 1: a food rich in sugar [syn: sweet, confectionery]
2: the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup
etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
v : make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
[syn: confect, comfit]
(Ex. 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew
word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil