Definition of confect in English:

confect

Syllabification: con·fect
Pronunciation: /kənˈfekt
 
/

verb

[with object] literary
  • Make (something) by putting together various elements: together they had confected a valiseful of show tunes
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    • In the Eucharistic service, the priest confects the bread as Christ's body.
    • She also confects dips, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, soft cheeses and, of course, butter.
    • Opposition MPs have had no qualms confecting anger, declaring Mr Blair's choice of garment to be a ‘sartorial outrage‘.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin confect- 'put together', from the verb conficere, from con- 'together' + facere 'make'.

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