confinement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French confinement; synchronically analyzable as confine +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

confinement (countable and uncountable, plural confinements)

  1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
  2. (dated) Lying-in, time of giving birth.
    Synonyms: labour, birthing
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, chapter 1, in Sons and Lovers:
      At the wakes time Morel was working badly, and Mrs. Morel was trying to save against her confinement.
  3. lockdown

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From confiner +‎ -ment.

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Noun[edit]

confinement m (plural confinements)

  1. confinement
  2. act of quarantining, of putting into quarantine
    Synonym: mise en quarantaine
  3. quarantine
  4. lockdown
    être en confinementin lockdown, under lockdown
  5. containment
    enceinte de confinementcontainment building

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