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solitary confinement

noun

Simple Definition of solitary confinement

  • : the state of being kept alone in a prison cell away from other prisoners

Full Definition of solitary confinement

  1. :  the state of being kept alone in a prison cell away from other prisoners <He spent three months in solitary confinement.>

Word by Word Definitions

solitaryplay
  1. :  being, living, or going alone or without companions

    :  saddened by isolation

    :  unfrequented, desolate

  1. :  one who lives or seeks to live a solitary life :  recluse

    :  solitary confinement in prison

confinementplay
  1. :  an act of confining :  the state of being confined

    :  lying-in


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