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English definition of “confines”

confines

noun [plural]     /ˈkɒn.faɪnz/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
the outer limits of something: the narrow confines of a religious life within/beyond the confines of the cityLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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