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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 ?
Several reasons make me believe in this; but the chief one is the remarkable effect which confinement or cultivation has on the functions of the reproductive system; this system appearing to be far more susceptible than any other part of the organisation, to the action of any change in the conditions of life.
Tom Jones had many visitors during his confinement, though some, perhaps, were not very agreeable to him.
The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement.
Our friend Charley, after disturbing the household with beat of drum and riotous shouts, races up and down the staircase, overturning of chairs, and much other uproar, began to feel the quiet and confinement within doors intolerable.
His posture--flat upon his back, with his hands crossed upon his stomach and tied with something that he easily broke without profitably altering the situation--the strict confinement of his entire person, the black darkness and profound silence, made a body of evidence impossible to controvert and he accepted it without cavil.
You are sentenced to two days' solitary confinement in the College prison, and I am sent to fetch you.
During my confinement for want of clothes, and by an indisposition that held me some days longer, I much enlarged my dictionary; and when I went next to court, was able to understand many things the king spoke, and to return him some kind of answers.
Now and then she was seized with panic; she poured out her fears to Philip about the pain of the confinement and was in terror lest she should die; she gave him a full account of the confinements of the landlady and of the lady on the drawing-room floor (Mildred did not know her; "I'm one to keep myself to myself," she said, "I'm not one to go about with anybody.
The day seemed, by contrast with my recent confinement, dazzlingly bright, the sky a glowing blue.
Eureka was forbidden to wander around the palace and was made to stay in confinement in Dorothy's room; so she began to beg her mistress to send her to some other place where she could enjoy herself better.
It was intensely dark; still Ali, thanks to his wild nature, and the count, thanks doubtless to his long confinement, could distinguish in the darkness the slightest movement of the trees.
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.