Mixture vs Confection - What's the difference?

mixture | confection |


As nouns the difference between mixture and confection

is that mixture is the act of mixing while confection is a food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.

As a verb confection is

to make into a confection, prepare as a confection.

mixture

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of mixing.
  • The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.
  • Something produced by mixing.
  • An alloy is a mixture of two metals.
  • Something that consists of diverse elements
  • The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.
  • A medicinal compound
  • A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals

    Derived terms

    * cough mixture

    confection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.
  • The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections .
  • The act or process of confecting; the process of making]], compounding, or [[prepare, preparing something.
  • The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
  • The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.
  • (dated) An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.
  • (dated) Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.
  • * 2007 , , Primal Desires
  • She found a sexy, lacy confection in a lingerie drawer and quickly slipped into it.
  • (pharmacology) A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
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