Definitions for Confinementkənˈfaɪn mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•fine•mentkənˈfaɪn mənt(n.)

  1. the act of confining.

  2. the state of being confined.

  3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; childbirth.

Origin of confinement:

1640–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed(noun)

    concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

    "she was in labor for six hours"

  2. confinement(noun)

    the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

  3. confinement(noun)

    the state of being confined

    "he was held in confinement"

  4. restriction, confinement(noun)

    the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

    "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"

Wiktionary

  1. confinement(Noun)

    the act of confining or the state of being confined

  2. confinement(Noun)

    lying-in

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confinement(noun)

    restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion

  2. Confinement(noun)

    restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in


Translations for Confinement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

confinement(noun)

state of being shut up or imprisoned

solitary confinement.

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