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confinement

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of confinement

  1. 1 the act of confining or the state of being confined some wild animals take to confinement very poorly Synonyms captivity, internment, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, prisonRelated Words bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrestNear Antonyms emancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty

  2. 2 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries the confinement of commercial development to one stretch of roadway is intended to help preserve the town's rural character Synonyms circumscription, restriction, limitation, rein, stintRelated Words constraint, restraint; containment, isolation, segregation



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