confined


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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 ?
This lizard, instead of being found like the other on all the islands, is confined to the central part of the archipelago, namely to Albemarle, James, Barrington, and Indefatigable islands.
John of Rampayne, an excellent juggler and minstrel, undertook to effect the escape of one Audulf de Bracy, by presenting himself in disguise at the court of the king, where he was confined.
For my own part, I must confess, so compassionate is my temper, I wish Polypheme had confined himself to his milk diet, and preserved his eye; nor could Ulysses be much more concerned than myself, when his companions were turned into swine by Circe, who showed, I think, afterwards, too much regard for man's flesh to be supposed capable of converting it into bacon.
As we disapprove of a child's being taught to understand instruments, and to play like a master (which we would have confined to those who are candidates for the prize in that science; for they play not to improve themselves in virtue, but to please those who hear them, and gratify their importunity); therefore we think the practice of it unfit for freemen; but then it should be confined to those who are paid for doing it; for it usually gives people sordid notions, for the end they have in view is bad: for the impertinent spectator is accustomed to make them change their music; so that the artists who attend to him regulate their bodies according to his motions.
All the Russians confined with Pierre were men of the lowest class and, recognizing him as a gentleman, they all avoided him, more especially as he spoke French.
Are "the wealthy and the well-born," as they are called, confined to particular spots in the several States?
My lord," answered Comminges, "he begs to be taken to the place where Monsieur d'Artagnan is confined -- that is, in the hunting lodge, opposite the orangery.
Thus it will be in nature; for within a confined area, with some place in its polity not so perfectly occupied as might be, natural selection will always tend to preserve all the individuals varying in the right direction, though in different degrees, so as better to fill up the unoccupied place.
For instance, some worthy persons maintained that the moon was an ancient comet which, in describing its elongated orbit round the sun, happened to pass near the earth, and became confined within her circle of attraction.
The learning of that country very imperfect and confined.
And you will wait on this gentleman, who is confined to his bed by an accident, exactly as you would wait on me if I were ill.
When the young Prince saw this, his grief at being thus confined burst out afresh, and, standing near the lion, he said: "O you most detestable of animals