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
Already this Republican bill has fierce opposition from Democratic leaders, who say it won’t do enough to boost the economy or contain the virus.‘Skinny stimulus’: Senate to vote on $500 billion package. What it does and doesn’t include|Lance Lambert|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Basically you’ve got one type of grammar contained in a larger thing.Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Kevin Berger|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
For instance, John McCutcheon at Arizona State University has looked at a complex example in mealybugs, whose cells contain two endosymbiotic microbes nested inside of each other.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
For instance, sour foods usually taste that way because they contain an acid.
On the ads front, Apple currently has 41 open roles globally that contain the phrase “advertising platforms” on its Jobs at Apple site.‘It’s the first time they’re listening’: Apple is striking a more conciliatory tone with the ad industry|Lara O'Reilly|September 8, 2020|Digiday
Methane (chemical formula CH4) is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, which literally means “containing hydrogen and carbon.”
Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen containing a proton and neutron in its nucleus, while normal hydrogen has only a proton.
I get the bottle while he opens a desk drawer containing two glasses.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can find fourteen of these copper creations, all initially containing 3,900 liters of liquid apiece, on the Macallan estate.
The delegates were given envelopes containing $40,000 during a meeting about grassroots soccer initiatives.
Caseous particles containing immense numbers of the bacilli are common.
For comparison, the gas may be passed through a test-tube containing an equal amount of distilled water.
For aught we know, there may be millions of systems, each containing millions of solar systems.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Cabs containing couples rolled by, disappeared towards north and south, disappeared into the darkness.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The cell containing them may stain normally in other respects, or it may exhibit polychromatophilia.
British Dictionary definitions for contain
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset