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con·fine·ment

 (kən-fīn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
2. Lying-in.

confinement

(kənˈfaɪnmənt)
n
1. the act of confining or the state of being confined
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the period from the onset of labour to the birth of a child
3. (General Physics) physics another name for containment3

con•fine•ment

(kənˈfaɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act of confining.
2. the state of being confined.
3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; childbirth.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confinement - concluding state of pregnancyconfinement - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
uterine contraction - 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
effacement - shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
premature labor, premature labour - labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
asynclitism, obliquity - the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
2.confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
internment, imprisonment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
house arrest - confinement to your own home
committal, consignment, commitment - the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
3.confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
constraint, restraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - 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"
custody, detainment, detention, hold - 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"
solitary, solitary confinement - confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners; "he was held in solitary"
4.confinement - the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary); "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
classification - restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
stipulation, specification - a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
circumscription - the act of circumscribing
constraint - the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

confinement

noun
1. imprisonment, custody, detention, incarceration, internment, porridge (slang) She had been held in solitary confinement for four months.
2. childbirth, labour, travail, parturition, childbed, accouchement (French), time His pregnant wife is near her confinement.

confinement

noun
1. The state of being detained by legal authority:
2. The act of limiting or condition of being limited:
Translations
حَبْس، حَجْز، تَوْقيففَتْرَة وِلادَة الطِّفْل، نَفاسُ المَرأه
porodvěznění
fangenskabindespærringnedkomst
innilokun, fangavistsængurlega
hapsedilmekapatılmalohusalık

confinement

[kənˈfaɪnmənt] N
1. (= imprisonment) → prisión f, reclusión f
to be in solitary confinementestar incomunicado, estar en pelota
confinement to barracksarresto m en cuartel
2. (Med) (o.f.) → parto m

confinement

[kənˈfaɪnmənt] n
(= imprisonment) → emprisonnement m, détention f
(MILITARY)consigne f (au quartier)
(old-fashioned) [woman] (when giving birth)accouchement m

confinement

n
(= imprisonment) (= act)Einsperren nt; (in hospital) → Einweisung f; (of animals)Gefangenhalten nt; (= state)Eingesperrtsein nt; (in jail) → Haft f; (of animals)Gefangenschaft f; (Mil) → Arrest m (also hum); confinement to barracks/one’s roomKasernen-/Stubenarrest m; to put somebody in confinementjdn einsperren; to keep somebody in close confinementjdn in strengem Gewahrsam halten
(= restriction)Beschränkung f (→ to auf +acc)
(dated: = childbirth) → Entbindung f, → Niederkunft f (old)

confinement

[kənˈfaɪnmənt] n
a. (imprisonment) → reclusione f, detenzione f (Mil) → consegna
b. (Med) → parto

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.

con·fine·ment

n. confinación, reclusión, internación.
References in classic literature ?
March had taken her place as nurse, and bade her rest, exercise, and amuse herself after her long confinement.
On issuing from their place of confinement, the whole party instantly experienced a grateful renovation of spirits, by exchanging the pent air of the hiding-place for the cool and invigorating atmosphere which played around the whirlpools and pitches of the cataract.
The Indians plundered us of what we had, and kept us in confinement seven days, treating us with common savage usage.
In compliance with a whim of Clifford, as it troubled him to see them in confinement, they had been set at liberty, and now roamed at will about the garden; doing some little mischief, but hindered from escape by buildings on three sides, and the difficult peaks of a wooden fence on the other.
In Hester Prynne's instance, however, as not unfrequently in other cases, her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform, but without undergoing that gripe about the neck and confinement of the head, the proneness to which was the most devilish characteristic of this ugly engine.
But it was not in reasonable nature that a man so organized, and with such terrible experiences and remembrances as he had; it was not in nature that these things should fail in latently engendering an element in him, which, under suitable circumstances, would break out from its confinement, and burn all his courage up.
So with poor Queequeg, who, as harpooneer, must not only face all the rage of the living whale, but --as we have elsewhere seen -- mount his dead back in a rolling sea; and finally descend into the gloom of the hold, and bitterly sweating all day in that subterraneous confinement, resolutely manhandle the clumsiest casks and see to their stowage.
Ona's confinement lost her only a week's wages--she would go to the factory the second Monday, and the best that Jurgis could persuade her was to ride in the car, and let him run along behind and help her to Brown's when she alighted.
The creature was as lithe as a cat, and as active as a monkey, and the confinement of sewing was her abomination; so she broke her needles, threw them slyly out of the window, or down in chinks of the walls; she tangled, broke, and dirtied her thread, or, with a sly movement, would throw a spool away altogether.
You are sentenced to two days' solitary confinement in the College prison, and I am sent to fetch you.
Such was his joy, and that of his wife, that nothing they could do for Caroline during her confinement was too good, or too hard, to be done.
To be sitting long after dinner, was a confinement that he could not endure.