Translation of "containment" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /kənˈteɪn.mənt/ us /kənˈteɪn.mənt/

the act of controlling or limiting something or someone harmful

Containment of crowd violence was the police’s main concern.

specialized politics an attempt to keep another country’s political power within limits without having a war with them

The government is pursuing a policy of containment.

(Translation of “containment” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)