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 But assuming the outbreak remains contained to that country, the U.S. could help protect the rest of the global economy from a Chinese downturn. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "The coronavirus is hitting the Chinese economy at the worst time," 12 Feb. 2020 That would be a slightly higher rise than the 2.3% year-over-year increase in December, despite signs that upward pressures on inflation broadly remain contained. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Economy Week Ahead: Fed Chair Testifies, U.S. CPI and EU Trade Data," 9 Feb. 2020 Midway through Bombshell, cameras swoop in on the contained chaos of the ladies’ wardrobe room at Fox News. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Fox News drama Bombshell is a fraught showcase for its female stars: Review," 9 Dec. 2019 Identifying patient details written on the bags were incomplete and contained errors. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, "Abortion doctor kept fetal remains in moldy boxes amid piles of rubbish, report says," 31 Dec. 2019 Mr Bowyer’s post had indeed contained errors, on which the authorities seized. The Economist, "False alarm Singapore strikes its first official blows against fake news," 5 Dec. 2019 Argo is trying to develop technology that, within a few years, would allow cars to drive themselves without human help, but only in a contained area where conditions are more predictable. New York Times, "Ford and VW Agree to Share Costs of Self-Driving and Electric Cars," 12 July 2019 One Missouri Sheriff’s office is experiencing its own self-contained baby boom, with law enforcement officers there welcoming a whopping 17 babies -- all this year. Fox News, "Missouri sheriff's deputies experience baby boom, as department welcomes 17 newborns in one year," 8 Nov. 2019 The Kincade Fire, which burned in Sonoma County for two weeks, was 100 percent contained Wednesday, Cal Fire officials said. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Kincade Fire in Sonoma County is 100% contained," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of contained

1653, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Contained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contained. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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