confinement has definitions from the fields of biology,obstetrics
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[ noun ] the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

Synonyms

detention

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

The sentence : 360 days ' confinement in the county jail .

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[ noun ] (biology,obstetrics) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child

Examples

"she was in labor for six hours"

Used in print

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` Fanny and Mrs._Godwin will probably be glad to hear that Mary has safely recovered from a very favorable confinement , and that her child is well '' .

3
[ noun ] the state of being confined

Examples

"he was held in confinement"

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