adj. 1. having movement restricted to within a certain area; -- usually a building. Opposite of unconfined. [Narrower terms: claustrophobic; close, confining; homebound, housebound, shut-in; in childbed(prenominal); pent, shut up(predicate); snowbound; weather-bound; stormbound, storm-bound]
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2. deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint.
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3. having movement restricted to within an enclosed outdoor area; -- of animals.
Syn. -- fenced in, penned.
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4. (Med.) not invading healthy tissue.
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5. held prisoner.
Syn. -- captive, imprisoned, jailed.
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6. having movement or progress restricted to a certain area; as, an outbreak of the plague confined to one quarter of the city; wildfires confined to within the canyon.


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