Definition of confinement in English:


Syllabification: con·fine·ment
Pronunciation: /kənˈfīnmənt


  • 2 dated The condition of being in childbirth: the pros and cons of home versus hospital confinement my grandmother’s last six confinements
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    • A confinement of six weeks used to apply to new mothers and I am a firm believer in the benefits of this enforced rest.
    • Application for maternity benefits must be made at least eight weeks before confinement, or within six months of the birth of the child.
    • Mother had given her a beautifully embroidered pocket, that Mama had been sewing during her long confinement before the birth of Thomas and Lettie.

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