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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
      5: in captivity [syn: captive, imprisoned, jailed]