Definition of confined
1 : kept within confines : such asa : limited to a particular location <confined to bed>b : held captive <confined prisoners>
2 : very small <confined spaces> <a confined compartment>
3 dated : undergoing childbirth <In Scotland, the Countess of Athole, who was lying-in at Edinburgh Castle near the similarly confined Mary, Queen of Scots, is reported to have cast her own birth pangs onto a waiting-woman in the queen's chamber. — Michael Olmert>
Examples of confined in a sentence
She gets uncomfortable in confined spaces.
<confined citizens have basic rights under that nation's constitution>
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CONFINED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confined for English Language Learners
of a space or area : very small
Medical Definition of confined
: undergoing childbirth
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