Containment (noun)

  1. The action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits.
  2. The action or policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence.


From contain + -ment, influenced by french containment ('contention, constraint').


  1. The containment of the virus was a top priority for the government.
  2. The containment of the fire took several days.
  3. The strategy of containment proved successful during the Cold War.
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