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CONFINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confined mean? 

CONFINED (adjective)
  The adjective CONFINED has 5 senses:

1. not free to move about
2. enclosed by a confining fence
3. not invading healthy tissue
4. deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint
5. in captivity

  Familiarity information: CONFINED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFINED (adjective)


Sense 1confined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not free to move about

Similar:

claustrophobic (uncomfortably closed or hemmed in)

weather-bound (delayed or shut in by bad weather)

stormbound (delayed or confined or cut off by a storm)

snowbound (confined or shut in by heavy snow)

pent; shut up (closely confined)

homebound; housebound; shut-in (confined usually by illness)

close; confining (crowded)

Also:

unfree (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)

restricted (subject to restriction or subjected to restriction)

Antonym:

unconfined (not confined)


Sense 2confined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enclosed by a confining fence

Synonyms:

fenced in; penned; confined

Similar:

enclosed (closed in or surrounded or included within)


Sense 3confined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not invading healthy tissue

Antonym:

invasive (marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue)


Sense 4confined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint

Similar:

restrained (under restraint)


Sense 5confined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In captivity

Synonyms:

captive; imprisoned; jailed; confined

Similar:

unfree (hampered and not free; not able to act at will)


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