Com"fit (?), n. [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare; con- + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Confect.]

A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.


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Com"fit, v. t.

To preserve dry with sugar.

The fruit which does so quickly waste, . . . Thou comfitest in sweets to make it last. Cowley.


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