confinement

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con·fine·ment

noun \kən-ˈfīn-mənt\

: the act of confining someone or something : the state of being confined

: the time when a woman is giving birth to a baby

Full Definition of CONFINEMENT

:  an act of confining :  the state of being confined <solitary confinement>; especially :  lying-in

Examples of CONFINEMENT

  1. The dog was kept in confinement until it was determined to be healthy.
  2. He remained with his wife during her confinement.

First Known Use of CONFINEMENT

1592

Other Medicine Terms

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con·fine·ment

noun \kən-ˈfīn-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONFINEMENT

: an act of confining : the state of being confined; especially : lying-in

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