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Definition of "confinement" []

  • The act of confining or the state of being confined. (noun)
  • Lying-in. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confinement" in a sentence
  • "By doing so, DDWS has been able to save people even before they were subjected to long term confinement and forced labor."
  • "One of the major reasons for its confinement is the challenge of teaching how to live -- or, as my experience in CPE would suggest, supporting and challenging people as they learn it themselves."
  • "Why don't we do something about the big white-person threat by rounding up white people who seem suspicious and keeping them in confinement?"