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Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, quantity, or time),
  1. Keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, quantity, or time)
    • - he does not confine his message to politics
    • - your boating will mostly be confined to a few hours at weekends
    • - you've confined yourself to what you know
  2. Restrain or forbid someone from leaving (a place)
    • - the troops were confined to their barracks
  3. (of a person) Be unable to leave (one's bed, home, or a wheelchair) because of illness or disability
    • - he was confined to bed for four days with a bad dose of flu
  4. (of a woman) Remain in bed for a period before, during, and after the birth of a child
    • - she was confined for nearly a month
  1. The borders or boundaries of a place, esp. with regard to their restricting freedom of movement
    • - they were cramped within the confines of a little cabin
  2. The limits or restrictions of something abstract, esp. a subject or sphere of activity
    • - the narrow confines of political life

  1. restrict: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  2. limit: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  3. prevent from leaving or from being removed
  4. enclose: close in; darkness enclosed him"
  5. deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  6. restrain: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
  7. (confined) not invading healthy tissue
  8. (confined) not free to move about
  9. Confine is a village located in San Marino. It belongs to the municipality (castello) of Chiesanuova. Its name, in Italian language, means "border".
  10. (Confined (song)) Confined is the first single from the metalcore band As I Lay Dying's third album Shadows Are Security. There is a video made for the song as well.
  11. Confines is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia.
  12. Limits; To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area
  13. (confines) the borders or limits of an area; elements that restrain one; the scope or range of a subject
  14. (Confined) A modifier which describes a condition in which the potentiometric surface is above the top of the aquifer.
  15. (Confined) Water that is separated from the atmosphere by an impermeable material
  16. (Confinement) 1) The process of controlling the flow of a spill and capturing it at some specified location. (2) fire fighting operations required to prevent fire from extending to uninvolved areas or struc­tures.
  17. (Confinement) A containing section used to control parts through the discharge chute. Confinements are designed in a manner to allow access to the parts by removal of "bolt-on" sections in most cases.
  18. (Confinement) An uninterrupted overnight stay following formal admission to a hospital
  19. (Confinement) An uninterrupted patient stay for a defined period of time in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or other approved health care facility or program, followed by discharge from the same facility or program.
  20. (Confinement) Keeping an animal within buildings, corrals, or pens during all stages of production.
  21. (Confinement) Restriction of a hot plasma to a given volume as long as possible by Magnets and pinch effects.
  22. (Confinement) The birth of a child/children or the ending of the pregnancy in other circumstances, that occurs no earlier than 20 weeks before the expected date of birth.
  23. (Confinement) To be imprisoned or under a sentence of confinement means confinement to a jail, prison or other penal institution or correctional facility. This includes any facility which is under the control and jurisdiction of a penal system, or any facility in which a person may be confined. ...
  24. (Confinement) Usually refers to the method of intensive housing for animals.  Animals can be confined to sowstalls, farrowing crates, pens, barns or sheds.
  25. (Confinement) measures implemented to control the co-mingling of bioengineered pharmaceutical plants with non-bioengineered plants or to limit the distribution of an introduced gene to a defined area.