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 Looking for a baseball city that’s a bit more contained and slightly easier to navigate? Stacey Lastoe, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 According to InciWeb, the fire has scorched more than 6,000 acres and remains 0% contained. Julia Musto, Fox News, 16 Apr. 2022 Companies wanting to dip their toes in AI will look for lower-risk, more contained applications as AI ethics issues continue to swirl. Igor Jablokov, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 In the past, everything was a little more contained. Emiliano Granada, Variety, 6 Apr. 2022 Among them is medical sergeant James Harper, a man of few words and a thousand-yard stare, portrayed with a contained and subtle physicality by Chris Pine. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 And then there are the contained ruins of Chernobyl itself, which the Russians grabbed a week ago. David Meyer, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2022 The blaze was more than 3,000 acres Saturday night and roughly 50% contained. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 Andrea Enria, the chair of the European Central Bank’s supervisory board, said on Tuesday that the direct exposure of banks in the eurozone to Russian assets appeared contained and manageable. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of contained

1653, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2022

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“Contained.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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