confinement

noun con·fine·ment \ kən-ˈfīn-mənt \

Definition of confinement

: an act of confining : the state of being confined
  • solitary confinement
; especially : lying-in

Examples of confinement in a Sentence

  1. The dog was kept in confinement until it was determined to be healthy.

  2. He remained with his wife during her confinement.

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First Known Use of confinement

1592

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CONFINEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

confinement

Definition of confinement for English Language Learners

  • : the act of confining someone or something : the state of being confined

  • : the time when a woman is giving birth to a baby


Medical Dictionary

confinement

noun con·fine·ment \ kən-ˈfīn-mənt \

medical Definition of confinement

: an act of confining : the state of being confined; especially : lying-in

Law Dictionary

confinement

noun con·fine·ment

legal Definition of confinement

1 : the act of confining
2 : the state of being confined


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