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confinement

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noun con·fine·ment \kən-ˈfīn-mənt\

Simple Definition of confinement

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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confinement

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

Examples of confinement in a sentence

  1. The dog was kept in confinement until it was determined to be healthy.

  2. He remained with his wife during her confinement.



1592

First Known Use of confinement

1592


Medical Dictionary

confinement

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noun con·fine·ment \kən-ˈfīn-mənt\

Medical Definition of confinement

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




Law Dictionary

confinement

noun con·fine·ment

Legal Definition of confinement

  1. 1 :  the act of confining

  2. 2 :  the state of being confined






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