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Definition 1: the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them - [noun denoting act]

(confinement is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

(... is a kind of confinement ) the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

(... is a kind of confinement ) confinement to your own home

(... is a kind of confinement ) the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Definition 2: the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where confinement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the restriction of the infection to a focal area

Synonyms for confinement in the sense of this definition

(confinement is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

(... is a kind of confinement ) restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people

(... is a kind of confinement ) a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement

(... is a kind of confinement ) the act of circumscribing

(... is a kind of confinement ) the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

Definition 3: the state of being confined - [noun denoting state]

Samples where confinement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was held in confinement

(confinement is a kind of ...) forced submission to control by others

(... is a kind of confinement ) the state of being physically constrained

"dogs should be kept under restraint"

(... is a kind of confinement ) the state of being imprisoned

"he was held in captivity until he died" "the imprisonment of captured soldiers" "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail" "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

(... is a kind of confinement ) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

"his detention was politically motivated" "the prisoner is on hold" "he is in the custody of police"

(... is a kind of confinement ) confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

"he was held in solitary"

Definition 4: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child - [noun denoting state]

Samples where confinement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was in labor for six hours

Synonyms for confinement in the sense of this definition

(confinement is a kind of ...) the process of giving birth

(... is a kind of confinement ) labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation

(confinement is a part of ...) a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal

(confinement is a part of ...) shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor

(confinement is a part of ...) the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

(... is part of confinement) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

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