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  Definition of contain
  1. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  2. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
  3. include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930''s"
  4. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
  5. be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
  6. be divisible by; "24 contains 6"
Similar Words: check, turn back, arrest, stop, hold back, control, hold in, hold, curb, moderate, incorporate, comprise, bear, carry, take

 

Hyponyms: cut down, cut out, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, damp, mortify, cricify, deny, abnegate, train, catch, bate, thermostat, countercheck, counteract, retain, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, enclose, hold in

 

Grouped Verbs: take, hold, accommodate, admit, bear, carry

 

Derivational Morphology: containment, catch, stop, moderation, moderateness, bridle, check, curb, command, control, mastery, incorporation, capacity, content, container, carry, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area

 

Anagrams: Occitan, actinon

 

 
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