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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 ?
The stamp of publicity had of course been fully given by her confinement and departure, and the change itself was now ushered in by our nonobservance of the regular custom of the schoolroom.
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.
You are sentenced to two days' solitary confinement in the College prison, and I am sent to fetch you.
These days of confinement would have been, but for her private perplexities, remarkably comfortable, as such seclusion exactly suited her brother, whose feelings must always be of great importance to his companions; and he had, besides, so thoroughly cleared off his illhumour at Randalls, that his amiableness never failed him during the rest of his stay at Hartfield.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders.
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.
The duke and duchess left him to repose and withdrew greatly grieved at the unfortunate result of the joke; as they never thought the adventure would have fallen so heavy on Don Quixote or cost him so dear, for it cost him five days of confinement to his bed, during which he had another adventure, pleasanter than the late one, which his chronicler will not relate just now in order that he may turn his attention to Sancho Panza, who was proceeding with great diligence and drollery in his government.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
The day seemed, by contrast with my recent confinement, dazzlingly bright, the sky a glowing blue.
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.
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.