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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 unconfined.
  • 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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