- To limit the movement, activity, or freedom of someone or something.
- To keep someone or something within certain limits or boundaries.
- To restrict or prevent the spread or growth of something.
Derived from the latin word 'confinare' meaning 'to limit, to surround'.
- The disease has been confined to a small area.
- She was confined to her bed due to her illness.
- The authorities confined the protesters to a designated area.