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confinement

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of confinement

  1. 1 the act of confining or the state of being confined <some wild animals take to confinement very poorly> Synonyms captivity, internment, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, prisonRelated Words bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrestNear Antonyms emancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty

  2. 2 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries <the confinement of commercial development to one stretch of roadway is intended to help preserve the town's rural character> Synonyms circumscription, restriction, limitation, rein, stintRelated Words constraint, restraint; containment, isolation, segregation





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