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confined

[ kuhn-fahynd ]

adjective

  1. limited or restricted.
  2. unable to leave a place because of illness, imprisonment, etc.
  3. being in childbirth; being in parturition.


confined

/ kənˈfaɪnd; kənˈfaɪnɪdlɪ /

adjective

  1. enclosed or restricted; limited
  2. in childbed; undergoing childbirth


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Derived Forms

  • conˈfinedness, noun
  • confinedly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • con·fin·ed·ly [k, uh, n-, fahy, -nid-lee, -, fahynd, -lee], adverb
  • con·fined·ness noun
  • noncon·fined adjective
  • precon·fined·ly adverb
  • uncon·fined adjective
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Word History and Origins

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Example Sentences

A yearlong legislative effort to end decades of controversial practices that often left confined children crying for their parents and tearing at the walls ended without a vote in the Illinois House on Wednesday as the legislative session expired.

Exploitation of trafficking victims may be most acute in conflict and adjoining regions, but it is not confined to these areas.

The series also reversed a long trend that saw the character paralyzed by the Joker and confined to a wheelchair for a decade.

Originally it was a low-level insurgency mainly confined to the Sinai Peninsula .

You can clink your wine glass and deliver an impassioned speech about conquering the demons that kept you confined in the closet.

Former Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.

He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.

In these rooms male and female alike were confined, at one time to the number of fifteen; each being allowed 3d.

His works were numerous, and some of them political, for which he was confined in the bastile nine years.

It is painful to add, that the latter years of his life were passed in prison, where he was confined for debt.

It was principally confined to the lower classes, and was common among soldiers and sailors.

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