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
You may be surprised to find that most clothing contains plastic, which is a petroleum product.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
If you build a fire in a BBQ or a small brick fire pit, it is contained.
Elsewhere in the Fortune multiverse, our year-end issue contains a package of stories to guide investors in 2021.Top tech CEOs join this year’s Brainstorm Tech conference|Aaron Pressman|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Junk food may trigger attention-related problems because it does not contain the good fats needed to build healthy brain cells, says Richardson.
So, the data contains sales for more than 300,000 different brands, which are typically going to be consumer-packaged goods that are sold at these more traditional retail outlets.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
Jimmy Fallon's uncontainable glee is a welcome respite from late night's usual smarm and snark, but that's Fallon's thing.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And more than ever, they race around the world unimpeded by national boundaries and uncontainable by central banks.
Uncontainable passion is not just a major preoccupation of the archetype, it's the bedrock.
British Dictionary definitions for contain
- to be a multiple of, leaving no remainder6 contains 2 and 3
- to have as a subset