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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of confine.
- adj. not free to move
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having movement restricted to within a certain area; -- usually a building. Opposite of
- adj. deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint.
- adj. having movement restricted to within an enclosed outdoor area; -- of animals.
- adj. not invading healthy tissue.
- adj. held prisoner.
- adj. having movement or progress restricted to a certain area.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Restrained within limits; imprisoned; secluded; close; narrow; mean: as, a confined mind.
- In pathology, constipated: as, the bowels may be confined.
- Restricted to the service of one employer, as a laborer hired by him for the year; as, “a numerous body of confined labourers,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being in captivity
- adj. not free to move about
- adj. not invading healthy tissue
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