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1 concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours" [syn: parturiency, labor, labour, lying-in, travail, childbed]
2 the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
3 the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"

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  1. the act of confining or the state of being confined
  2. lying-in


being confined

Extensive Definition

Confinement may refer to either
confinement in French: Confinement

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