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Adjective: confined  kun'fInd
  1. Not invading healthy tissue
     
  2. Not free to move about
     
  3. Being in captivity
    - captive, imprisoned, jailed
Verb: confine  kun'fIn
  1. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "confine the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, throttle
     
  2. Restrict in quantity or scope
    "I confine you to two visits to the pub a day";
    - limit, circumscribe
     
  3. Prevent from leaving or from being removed
     
  4. Close in
    "darkness confined him";
    - enclose, hold in
     
  5. Deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    - detain
     
  6. Limit to within certain bounds; physically prevent from moving
    "This confines the local until the express passengers change trains";
    - restrain, hold

See also: claustrophobic, close, confining, homebound, housebound, pent, restricted, shut up, shut-in, snowbound, stormbound, unfree, weather-bound

Type of: bear, carry, check, contain, control, curb, decrease, disable, disenable, hold, hold back, hold in, incapacitate, keep, keep back, lessen, minify, moderate, restrain

Antonym: free, invasive, unconfined

Encyclopedia: Confine