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English definition of “confinement”

confinement

noun     /kənˈfaɪn.mənt/
[U] the situation in which a person or animal is kept somewhere, usually by force: She spent most of those years under house arrest or close confinement.Putting people in prison [C or U] old-fashioned or formal labour noun (= the process of giving birth to a baby)BirthPregnancy
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