Definition of Confinement

1. Noun. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child. "She was in labor for six hours"




2. Noun. The act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them.
Generic synonyms: Restraint
Specialized synonyms: Imprisonment, Internment, House Arrest, Commitment, Committal, Consignment
Derivative terms: Confine

3. Noun. The state of being confined. "He was held in confinement"

4. Noun. The act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary). "The restriction of the infection to a focal area"
Exact synonyms: Restriction
Generic synonyms: Restraint
Specialized synonyms: Classification, Specification, Stipulation, Circumscription, Constraint
Derivative terms: Restrict

Definition of Confinement

1. n. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.

Definition of Confinement

1. Noun. the act of confining or the state of being confined ¹

2. Noun. lying-in ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confinement

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Confinement

1. Lying-in; giving birth to a child. Origin: L. Confine (ntr.), a boundary, confine, fr. Con-+ finis, boundary (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confinement

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configurations
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configured
configures
configuring
confin'd
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confinedness
confineless
confinement (current term)
confinement time
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confirmability
confirmable
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confirmand
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confirmation

Literary usage of Confinement

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"Nor was the punishment, in any substantial sense, increased or made more severe by substituting close confinement in the penitentiary prior to execution for ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1885)
"E Solitary confinement, 3 days or less; no irons; full rations. ... I. confinement, 10 days or less; single irons or without irons; full rations. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... with some account of the changes produced by confinement in aquaria and under unnatural conditions," Mr. Whitfield states that he succeeded in keeping ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"It was probably during his confinement that the following letters were ... Oldys remained in confinement till Mr. Southwell of Cockermouth (brother of the ..."

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