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  Definition of confinement
  1. the act of restraining of a person''s liberty by confining them
  2. the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
  3. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
Similar Words: parturiency, labor, labour, lying-in, travail, childbed

 

Hyponyms: imprisonment, internment, house arrest, commitment, committal, consignment, constraint, restraint, captivity, incarceration, immurement, detention, hold, custody, solitary confinement, solitary, premature labor, premature labour

 

Part Meronyms: pregnancy, gestation, maternity

 

Derivational Morphology: confine, detain, enclose, hold in, labor, labour

 

 
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