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con·fine

 (kən-fīn′)
tr.v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines
1. To keep within bounds; restrict: Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand. See Synonyms at limit.
2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
3. To restrict in movement: The sick child was confined to bed.

[French confiner, from Old French, from confins, boundaries; see confines.]

con·fin′a·ble, con·fine′a·ble adj.
con·fin′er n.

confined

(kənˈfaɪnd)
adj
1. enclosed or restricted; limited
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) in childbed; undergoing childbirth
confinedly adv
conˈfinedness n

con•fined

(kənˈfaɪnd)

adj.
1. limited or restricted.
2. kept from leaving a place by illness, imprisonment, etc.
3. being in childbirth; being in parturition.
con•fin′ed•ly, adv.
con•fin′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confined - not invading healthy tissue
invasive - marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue; "invasive cancer cells"
2.confined - not free to move about
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
restricted - subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance"
unconfined - not confined
3.confined - being in captivity
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will

confined

adjective restricted, small, limited, narrow, enclosed, cramped His long legs were cramped in the confined space.
Translations
ضَيِّق، صَغيرمَحْصورٌ ، مَحْجوز في
omezenýstísněnýupoutaný
begrænsetbegrænset tilbundet tilsnæver
ágy: ágyhoz kötötten
òröngur, lítillrúmfastur
upútaný
…-e bağlı kalmışküçük

confined

[kənˈfaɪnd] ADJreducido
a confined spaceun espacio reducido

confined

[kənˈfaɪnd] adj [space] → restreint(e), réduit(e)

confined

adj spacebeschränkt, begrenzt; atmospherebeengend

confined

[kənˈfaɪnd] adj (space) → ristretto/a
a confined space → uno spazio ristretto

confine

(kənˈfain) verb
1. to keep within limits; to stop from spreading. They succeeded in confining the fire to a small area.
2. to shut up or imprison. The prince was confined in the castle for three years.
conˈfined adjective
1. (with to) kept in or shut up in. confined to bed with a cold.
2. narrow, small. a confined space.
conˈfinement noun
1. state of being shut up or imprisoned. solitary confinement.
2. (the time of) the birth of a child. her third confinement.
ˈconfines (ˈkon-) noun plural
limits or boundaries. within the confines of the city.

confined

a. recluido-a, confinado-a.
References in classic literature ?
In the street the people surged up and down like cattle confined in a pen.
Grandfather had explained to Ambrosch that some day, when the country was put under fence and the roads were confined to section lines, two roads would cross exactly on that corner.
He also bore a knife in a girdle of wampum, like that which confined the scanty garments of the Indian, but no tomahawk.
The winter soon came on, and was very severe, which confined the Indians to their wigwams.
There were two new hotels-- one a "Temperance House," whose ascetic quality was confined only to the abnegation of whiskey--a rival stage office, and a small one-storied building, from which the "Sierran Banner" fluttered weekly, for "ten dollars a year, in advance.
Possessing very distinctive traits of their own, they nevertheless took the general characteristics of the little community in which they dwelt; a town noted for its frugal, discreet, well-ordered, and home-loving inhabitants, as well as for the somewhat confined scope of its sympathies; but in which, be it said, there are odder individuals, and, now and then, stranger occurrences, than one meets with almost anywhere else.
The original papers, together with the scarlet letter itself -- a most curious relic -- are still in my possession, and shall be freely exhibited to whomsoever, induced by the great interest of the narrative, may desire a sight of them I must not be understood affirming that, in the dressing up of the tale, and imagining the motives and modes of passion that influenced the characters who figure in it, I have invariably confined myself within the limits of the old Surveyor's half-a-dozen sheets of foolscap.
His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance.
After sitting a long time listening to the long stories of some sailors who had just come from a plum-pudding voyage, as they called it (that is, a short whaling-voyage in a schooner or brig, confined to the north of the line, in the Atlantic Ocean only); after listening to these plum-puddingers till nearly eleven o'clock, I went up stairs to go to bed, feeling quite sure by this time Queequeg must certainly have brought his Ramadan to a termination.
No microscopic examination will be made of hogs slaughtered for interstate trade, but this examination shall be confined to those intended for the export trade.
But Tom, as we see, being a poor, ignorant fellow, whose reading had been confined entirely to the New Testament, could not comfort and solace himself with views like these.
I did nor for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar.