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confinement

noun

1 confinement

Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

synonyms: childbed, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail.

Roget 161: production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; diaster; organization; ... show more

Roget 229: circumscription, limitation, inclosure; confinement etc. (restraint) 751; circumvallation; encincture; envelope etc. 232.    container ... show more

Dutch: kraam, kraambed



2 confinement

The act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them.

Dutch: opsluiting
Polish: areszt

3 confinement

The state of being confined.

Dutch: opsluiting

4 confinement

The act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary).

synonym: restriction.

Roget 751: restraint; hindrance etc. 706; coercion etc. (compulsion) 744; cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.    ... show more

Polish: restrykcja


Moby thesaurus: accouchement, beleaguerment, besetment, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, blockade, blockading, boundary, bounds, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, circumscription, closeness, constraint, continence, cordoning, cramp ... show more.

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