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Adjective: confining  kun'fI-ning
  1. Restricting the scope or freedom of action
    - constraining, constrictive, limiting, restricting
  2. In close proximity; crowded
    "confining quarters";
    - close
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: confined, restrictive

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

Encyclopedia: Confine