Definition of confined
1 : kept within confines: such asa : limited to a particular location confined to bedb : 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
Recent Examples of confined from the Web
But the slow, steady expansion of coaching and training staffs over the years has only made the space feel more confined.
Whoever is lucky enough to one day ride the rocket into space would be squeezed into a cramped and confined tube.
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Definition of confined for English Language Learners
of a space or area : very small
Medical Definition of confined
: undergoing childbirth
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