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containment

noun con·tain·ment \kən-ˈtān-mənt\

: the act of preventing the spread of something

: actions that are intended to keep an unfriendly government from getting more power

Full Definition of CONTAINMENT

1
:  the act, process, or means of containing
2
:  the policy, process, or result of preventing the expansion of a hostile power or ideology

Examples of CONTAINMENT

  1. The company's hazardous waste containment plan is being reviewed.
  2. The government needs to adopt a containment strategy.

First Known Use of CONTAINMENT

1655

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