Definition of confinement in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈfʌɪnmənt/


[mass noun]
1The action of confining or state of being confined: he was immediately released from his confinement
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  • We do not rely primarily on preventive confinement - the incarceration of a person in anticipation of what he will do in the future.
  • In fact, seldom will confinement, detention be the better course to adopt.
  • When a person has been duly convicted of a crime carrying a jail term, confinement is automatically authorized.
2 dated The condition of being in childbirth: the pros and cons of home versus hospital confinement [count noun]: 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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