Confinement (noun)

  1. The act of confining or state of being confined, especially to a particular place or situation.
  2. Restriction or limitation within specified bounds.


From middle english confineme, from old french confinemens, from latin confīnium, from confīnēre ("to limit, restrict, define").


  1. She was released from confinement after serving her sentence.
  2. The government imposed a curfew as a measure of confinement to curb the spread of the virus.
  3. The prisoner's confinement was extended due to his repeated infractions.
  4. Her mental confinement was a result of the trauma she experienced.
  5. The confinement of the spaceship made the astronauts feel cramped and uncomfortable.
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