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Meaning of CONFINEMENT

Pronunciation:  kun'fInmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
  2. [n]  the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
  3. [n]  concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
 

CONFINEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: childbed, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail
 
 See Also: asynclitism, birth, birthing, captivity, commitment, committal, consignment, constraint, custody, detention, effacement, gestation, giving birth, hold, house arrest, immurement, imprisonment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, obliquity, parturition, pregnancy, premature labor, premature labour, restraint, restraint, solitary, solitary confinement, subjection, subjugation, uterine contraction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*fine"ment\, n.
1. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of
   liberty; seclusion.

         The mind hates restraint, and is apt to fancy itself
         under confinement when the sight is pent up.
                                               --Addison.

2. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by
   childbirth; lying-in.

 
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