HyperDic: confinement

English > 4 senses of the word confinement:
NOUNstateconfinement, parturiency, labor, labour, lying-in, travail, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
actconfinementthe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
stateconfinementthe state of being confined
actconfinement, restrictionthe act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)
confinement > pronunciation
Soundskahnfay'nmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > confinement: 4 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningconcluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.
Synonymsparturiency, labor, labour, lying-in, travail, childbed
Part ofpregnancy, gestation, maternityThe state of being pregnant
Partsasynclitism, obliquityThe presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
effacementshortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
uterine contractionA rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
Narrowerpremature labor, premature labourlabor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
Broaderparturition, birth, giving birth, birthingThe process of giving birth
Spanishembarazo, gestación
Catalanembaràs, gestació
English > confinement: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them.
Narrowercommitment, committal, consignmentThe official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
house arrestconfinement to your own home
imprisonment, internmentThe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanisharresto, confinamiento, detención
Catalanarrest, confinament, detenció
Verbsconfinedeprive of freedom
English > confinement: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being confined.
Example"he was held in confinement"
Narrowercaptivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurementThe state of being imprisoned
constraint, restraintThe state of being physically constrained
detention, detainment, hold, custodyA state of being confined (usually for a short time)
solitary confinement, solitaryconfinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
Spanishconfinamiento
Catalanconfinament
Verbsconfineclose in
English > confinement: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary).
Synonymrestriction
NarrowercircumscriptionThe act of circumscribing
classificationrestriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
constraintThe act of constraining
stipulation, specificationA restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanishrestricción
Catalanrestricció

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