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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confining 
  adj  1:  restricting  the  scope  or  freedom  of  action  [syn:  {constraining}, 
  {constrictive},  {limiting},  {restricting}] 
  2:  crowded;  "close  quarters"  [syn:  {close}] 




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