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con•fine



Pronunciation: (kun-fīn' for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon'fīn for 3, 4), [key]
v., -fined, -fin•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict: She confined her remarks to errors in the report. Confine your efforts to finishing the book.
2. to shut or keep in; prevent from leaving a place because of imprisonment, illness, discipline, etc.: For that offense he was confined to quarters for 30 days.

n.
1. Usually, confines. a boundary or bound; limit; border; frontier.
2. Often, confines. region; territory.
3. Archaic.confinement.
4. Obs.a place of confinement; prison.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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