[ kuh n-fahyn-muh nt ]
/ kənˈfaɪn mənt /
What Is A “Self-Own”?There aren’t many better places, it seems, to celebrate the mistakes of others than on social media. Naturally, this is the arena where self-own has had great popularity. So, what does it mean?
non·con·fine·ment, nounpost·con·fine·ment, nounpre·con·fine·ment, nounself-con·fine·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-confinement
/ (kənˈfaɪnmənt) /
the act of confining or the state of being confined
the period from the onset of labour to the birth of a child
physics another name for containment (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for self-confinement
1590s, from French confinement (16c.; the Old French word was confinacion), from confiner (see confine). As a euphemism for "childbed" it dates from 1774 (the Middle English expression was Our Lady's bands).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for self-confinement
[ kən-fīn′mənt ]
The act of restricting or the state of being restricted in movement.
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