verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM containcon·tain·a·ble, adjectivepre·con·tain, verb (used with object)un·con·tain·a·ble, adjective
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There was no right way to bite into a rice cake and definitely no good way to contain the stream of crumbs that rained down from the corners of my mouth.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
Probably the most explosive centered on the effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic this year.William Barr is the poster child for politicized law enforcement officials|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
It contains a 7-megapixel camera on the front and a 12-megapixel camera on the back and is capable of taking 4K videos, which are better quality than high-definition.Apple debuts its new iPad and iPad Air during its ‘Time Flies’ event|jonathanvanian2015|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Holm and Rotenberg were surprised to find that their paper contained the insight needed to do a lot better.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight|Stephanie DeMarco|September 15, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Next year the company plans to put out a quantum processor, called “eagle,” that contains 127 qubits.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The sequels will contain anything from the Expanded Universe.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Canned drinks like Mercy contain up 5,000 percent of the daily value of certain vitamins.
They sacrifice their shelter to contain the walkers—and Judith gets her first action scene!The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End|Melissa Leon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Green plants in pre-flowering stages may contain significant protein but not fat.
And while the stories may contain caveats, the initial headlines certainly did not.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.
Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.
The apocryphal gospels contain many, and some are preserved by Persian and Arabian poets.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
These globular masses usually contain many tubercle bacilli.
(a) Epithelial casts contain epithelial cells from the renal tubules.
British Dictionary definitions for contain
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset