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Pronunciation:  kun'teynmunt

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  1. [n]  the act of containing (especially the restraint of a hostile country or a hostile military force); "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces"
  2. [n]  (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
  3. [n]  a policy of checking the expansion of a hostile power or ideology by creating strategic alliances; "containment of Communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

CONTAINMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: policy, restraint, system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*tain"ment\, n.
That which is contained; the extent; the substance. [Obs.]

      The containment of a rich man's estate.  --Fuller.

Thesaurus Terms
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