contained

adjective
con·​tained | \ kən-ˈtānd How to pronounce contained (audio) \

Definition of contained

: restrained also : calm

Examples of contained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web You fast-forward 90 to 120 days from now and the environment — hopefully the vaccines will be distributed at a much heightened higher level, that the virus will be a much more contained level, and people will be ready to get on with their life. David Koenig, ajc, "Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses testing, summer 'surge'," 8 Feb. 2021 You fast-forward 90 to 120 days from now and the environment — hopefully the vaccines will be distributed at a much heightened higher level, that the virus will be a much more contained level, and people will be ready to get on with their life. David Koenig, Star Tribune, "Delta CEO Ed Bastian discusses testing, summer 'surge'," 8 Feb. 2021 Deanna Curtis, curator of woody plants at the New York Botanical Garden, recommends another variety, Atrovirens, which is more contained, with a neater branch architecture. Washington Post, "Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.," 2 Dec. 2020 Snowfall will likely remain contained to those higher elevations, but cold temperatures will not. Nora Mishanec, SFChronicle.com, "More rain on tap for Bay Area this week," 9 Nov. 2020 There were practice fields close by, which kept the team in a contained area. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks stage fourth-quarter rally to defeat the San Francisco 49ers: Live updates recap, score, stats and more," 3 Jan. 2021 They can be used to brown ingredients and then gently cook them in a contained environment. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, "What Is a Dutch Oven — and How Do You Use It?," 22 Dec. 2020 Curtis likes one named Gowdy, which is smaller and easier to fit in a contained landscape. Washington Post, "Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.," 2 Dec. 2020 Coaches didn’t wear masks at the NBA bubble last summer because of the contained environment. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts fine with NBA mandate requiring coaches wear masks during games," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of contained

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contained was in 1653

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21 Feb 2021

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“Contained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contained. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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