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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.


Synonymsrestriction


Broader (hypernym)restraint


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









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