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Confined Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    confined adj
  1. not free to move about [ant: unconfined]
  2. enclosed by a confining fence [syn: fenced in, penned]
  3. not invading healthy tissue [ant: invasive]
  4. deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint
  5. in captivity [syn: captive, imprisoned, jailed]
Confined Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Confine \Con*fine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confined; p. pr. & vb. n. Confining.] [F. confiner to border upon, LL. confinare to set bounds to; con- + finis boundary, end. See Final, Finish.] To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close. Now let not nature's hand Keep the wild flood confined! let order die! --Shak. He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme. --Dryden. To be confined, to be in childbed. Syn: To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure; inclose; circumscribe; restrict.
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  • Confined (song): Confined is the first single from the metalcore band As I Lay Dying 's third album Shadows Are Security . There is a video made for the ...
  • Confined space: Confined space is a term from labor -safety regulation s that refers to an area ... A confined space is any space: 1) that has limited or ...
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* The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures. - William James

* Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison

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