- The act of confining or state of being confined, especially to a particular place or situation.
- Restriction or limitation within specified bounds.
From middle english confineme, from old french confinemens, from latin confīnium, from confīnēre ("to limit, restrict, define").
- She was released from confinement after serving her sentence.
- The government imposed a curfew as a measure of confinement to curb the spread of the virus.
- The prisoner's confinement was extended due to his repeated infractions.
- Her mental confinement was a result of the trauma she experienced.
- The confinement of the spaceship made the astronauts feel cramped and uncomfortable.