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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fine /ˈkɑnˌfaɪn ||kənˈ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·fine /kənˈfaɪn/ 及物動詞

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fine v. i. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with. [Obs.]
 Where your gloomy bounds
 Confine with heaven.   --Milton.
 Bewixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a place.
 Confining on all three.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fine n.
 1. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.
    Events that came to pass within the confines of Judea.   --Locke.
 And now in little space
 The confines met of empyrean heaven,
 And of this world.   --Milton.
    On the confines of the city and the Temple.   --Macaulay.
 2. Apartment; place of restraint; prison. [Obs.]
    Confines, wards, and dungeons.   --Shak.
 The extravagant and erring spirit hies
 To his confine.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a
           day" [syn: limit, circumscribe]
      2: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of
         this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your
         friends" [syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit,
          bound, throttle]
      3: prevent from leaving or from being removed
      4: close in or confine [syn: enclose, hold in]
      5: deprive of freedom; take into confinement [syn: detain]
         [ant: free]
      6: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement;
         "This holds the local until the express passengers change
         trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the
         stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a
         detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists
         for ransom" [syn: restrain, hold]