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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confined p. pr. & vb. n. Confining.]  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.