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English noun: confinement

1. confinement (state) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

SamplesShe was in labor for six hours.

Synonymschildbed, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail

Broader (hypernym)birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition

Narrower (hyponym)premature labor, premature labour

Part holonymasynclitism, effacement, obliquity, uterine contraction

Part meronymgestation, maternity, pregnancy

2. confinement (act) the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

Broader (hypernym)restraint

Narrower (hyponym)commitment, committal, consignment, house arrest, imprisonment, internment

3. confinement (state) the state of being confined

SamplesHe was held in confinement.

Broader (hypernym)subjection, subjugation

Narrower (hyponym)captivity, constraint, custody, detainment, detention, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint, solitary, solitary confinement

4. confinement (act) the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

SamplesThe restriction of the infection to a focal area.


Broader (hypernym)restraint

Narrower (hyponym)circumscription, classification, constraint, specification, stipulation

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