Definition of containment
- the containment of health costs
The company's hazardous waste containment plan is being reviewed.
The government needs to adopt a containment strategy.
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: the act of preventing the spread of something
: actions that are intended to keep an unfriendly government from getting more power
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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