the act of confining.
the state of being confined.
the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth.
Military. incarceration in a guardhouse or prison while awaiting trial or as a punishment (distinguished from arrest).
the act of confining or the state of being confined
the period from the onset of labour to the birth of a child
(physics) another name for containment (sense 3)

confinement con·fine·ment (kən-fīn’mənt)

The act of restricting or the state of being restricted in movement.



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