tr.v. con·fect·ed, con·fect·ing, con·fects
1. To make into a confection or preserve.
2. To put together by combining materials: a group of writers who confected a television series.
A sweet confection, such as candy.
[Middle English confecten, to prepare, from Latin cōnficere, cōnfect- : com-, intensive pref.; see COM- + facere, to make; see dhē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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