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confine

verb [T]  /kənˈfɑɪn/ us  
to keep someone or something within limits: The animals were confined in a large pen. Harris does not confine her stage work to Broadway. If something is confined to a particular group of people, it exists only among them: Cancer is not confined to old people.
confined
adjective  /kənˈfɑɪnd/ us  
You can’t keep kids in a confined space for long.
confinement
noun [U]  /kənˈfɑɪn·mənt/ us  
He was tired of the constant confinement of his office.
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