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
Example sentences from the Web for contain
When we pee, the nitrogen is mostly contained in the compound urea.Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world|Ula Chrobak|November 19, 2020|Popular Science
The first contains potentially deadly substances— everything from arsenic to antifreeze.
While STEVE’s green picket fence also contains glowing oxygen, a dearth of nitrogen emission hints that the fence is not the same kind of light show as an aurora.STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought|Maria Temming|November 12, 2020|Science News
To properly track and contain coronavirus outbreaks, states need to have enough testing.
Square continued the trend, posting a set of results that contains nearly all positive data for consumer fintech activity — with one critical caveat for Q4 that we’ll get to at the end.Square and PayPal earnings bring good (and bad) news for fintech startups|Alex Wilhelm|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
The Ebola epidemic is containable, but it has not been contained.
British Dictionary definitions for contain
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset