contained

adjective
con·​tained | \ kən-ˈtānd \

Definition of contained

: restrained also : calm

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California fire officials said Monday that the two fires about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of San Francisco were 30 percent contained and have scorched 428 square miles (1,108 square kilometers). Fox News, "The Latest: 3 watering marijuana grow arrested near wildfire," 6 Aug. 2018 The Many Hotels of Andrew Zobler The hotelier’s properties are like self-contained islands that offer everything a business traveler could want. Rima Suqi, WSJ, "Andrew Zobler Is the Man who Makes Business Travelers Stay Put," 10 Dec. 2018 The Camp Fire is 55 percent contained and has consumed more than 149,000 acres, CBS News reports. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Queen Issued an Official Statement to Donald Trump About the California Wildfires," 18 Nov. 2018 Tons of bonus square footage was added to create a pavilion-style extension and a self-contained studio with a private kitchen and bathroom. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A 1890 Victorian Manor Gets an Industrial Renovation," 21 Aug. 2015 If their club-kid inspired lineup took deconstuction almost to its revealing limit, elsewhere tailoring and corsetry was used to create a more contained silhouette, though the styling was always dramatic. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Notes from the Underground: With a New Book Out, Bernadette Van-Huy Tracks Her Evolution from Bernadette Corporation to Now," 5 Nov. 2018 Oklahoma forestry officials said Monday that the Rhea fire, which had burned 448 square miles (1,160 square kilometers) was 74 percent contained but not expected to spread beyond existing fire lines because of higher humidity and lighter winds. Washington Post, "After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue," 23 Apr. 2018 The fire is about 80 percent contained but flared up in the last week, prompting authorities to advise some residents to prepare to evacuate. Fox News, "Wind spreads California fire as other states battle blazes," 3 July 2018 Because of the contained nature of each episode, future episodes will not be affected by ABC’s decision. Aisha Harris, New York Times, "ABC Pulls Episode of ‘The Proposal’ After Sexual Assault Accusation," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of contained

1653, in the meaning defined above

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