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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fec·tion /kənˈfɛkʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·fec·tion /kənˈfɛkʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fec·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         [syn: concoction]
      v : make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
          [syn: confect, comfit]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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.