confinement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French confinement; synchronically analyzable as confine +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈfaɪnmənt/
  • Hyphenation: con‧fine‧ment

Noun[edit]

confinement (countable and uncountable, plural confinements)

  1. the act of confining or the state of being confined
  2. lying-in, time of giving birth
    • 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 1
      At the wakes time Morel was working badly, and Mrs. Morel was trying to save against her confinement.

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