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‘.
Late Middle English: from Latin confect- 'put together', from the verb conficere, from con- 'together' + facere 'make'.
Words that rhyme with confectaffect, bisect, bull-necked, collect, connect, correct, defect, deflect, deject, detect, direct, effect, eject, elect, erect, expect, infect, inflect, inject, inspect, interconnect, interject, intersect, misdirect, neglect, object, perfect, project, prospect, protect, reflect, reject, respect, resurrect, sect, select, subject, suspect, transect, unchecked, Utrecht
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