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confinement
American English: /kənˈfaɪnmənt/
British English: /kənˈfʌɪnmənt/

Translation of confinement in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 uncountable (act, state) to be in solitary confinement
    estar incomunicado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable and countable (in childbirth)
    Example sentences
    • 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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