solitary confinement

noun

Definition of solitary confinement

: the state of being kept alone in a prison cell away from other prisoners
  • He spent three months in solitary confinement.

Word by Word Definitions

solitary play
  1. : being, living, or going alone or without companions

  2. : saddened by isolation

  3. : unfrequented, desolate

  1. : one who lives or seeks to live a solitary life : recluse

  2. : solitary confinement in prison

confinement play
  1. : an act of confining : the state of being confined


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